Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

2 markets today

Today after dropping my DS16 off at Tafe, we planned a trip to Kiama, to the local Farmer's Market....we had never been down there, so we though we would go for a drive and check it out....There were lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to be bought....and of a high quality too.
DH kept looking out to sea, checking out the ocean....In the distance you could see a light craft bobbing up and down. This tells me it's starting to get a bit rough out there...We are getting itchy feet and need to get back on the water soon. I love going fishing.....
As we had many jobs to complete today, we decided to go back home to get stuck in, so if the weather is nice, we may go fishing tomorrow. On the way back home, noticing it was still early, we decided to go to Warrawong markets as well. Lucky we did, because on the way out, I found this huge batch of green tomatoes....That was all the stallholder had left. I asked, "How much?" and he replied "Ten dollars a box.", I said back to him, "How about $15 for the two?" and that's how I got them home...I am yet to weigh them, but they are pretty heavy... I haven't done Green Tomato Pickles for a few years now, so it will be good to have them in the stockpile. Look for the post in a couple of days..

I won't get time to cook these up over the weekend, but I will do them during the week some time.


Things that need to get done this weekend.......
  • Repair the front gate.
  • Make 2 batches of home brew
  • Pack away dehydrated mushrooms
  • Cut up animal fat and start rendering
  • Check that I have all engredients to make soap from animal fat
  • Make soap
  • Make Laundry Powder
  • Make mushroom soup and freeze in batches 
  • Batch of Pumpkin scones
  • Batch of Pumpkin Wholemeal muffins
  • Make 2 loaves of bread.

 I also found this cane basket, that needed rescueing.....It is in a state of repair, but I like the idea of it having been around the block a few times.....it has a history, and now it is going to have a history with me as well.


1 comment:

  1. LOVE your blog!!!!! You inspire me every day :) Keep up the good work!

    Mommy5 from Down to Earth


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