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.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Attending a Cheese Making Course

I am excited about the coming weekend. It's an early start tomorrow morning as I am attending a Cheese Making Course ......Over the entire weekend I will make and bring home 10 cheeses. This is an incredible opportunity for me, as the course is a birthday gift from my mother. Thanks heaps mum, it is greatly appreciated.

My birthday is on Wednesday the big 41...Yep...41 years old....is it old? I'm not so sure....in some eyes it may seem old, but I think I will be celebrating the fact that I have maturity on my side. I have 41 years of life experiences. For once, this year I see my birthday as a blessing. For those who know us, the last few years have been really rough for my whole family. We have been through some really tough health battles, and now we are coming out the other side. I can hold my head up high and say we have made it through the worst of it all. I am coming back and I have heaps to do.

So stick around and watch me work towards a more simple life with far less chemicals. We certainly are not there yet, but we come closer to fulfilling our dreams each and every day.

I just want to say a quick welcome to the newbies who are following my blog, and let you all know that I may not be blogging all weekend due to the hours of the cheese course. I wish everyone a great weekend with plenty of good weather, where ever you may live.

See you back here on Monday.


  1. If 41 is old I am well and truly over the hill.

  2. I think age shows maturity and wisdom. It's definitely a good thing...and no Rose, you are not over the hill.


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