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.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


When planting seeds, I carry with me my tray...If you look closely, you will see different sized gadgets. They all have a purpose....While it may not be your type of toolbox (for seed planting), it suits me to a tee.
I use ice-cream containers cut up for seedling labels, which I get off freecycle, different sized shapes for pressing down different sized seed pots.

You will notice below, I have even recycled an old siezed door hinge, it was perfectly sized to press down these seedling punnets, and I get a groove for seeds to sit in. I couldn't ask for more really!!

What do you use while planting seeds; that is so handy, you would be lost without it?

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