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, October 5, 2011

Some reading from FreeCycle

Jess and I have exchanged a few things now through FreeCycle............here is some light reading material which will be great benefit on my long drive to Brisbane on the weekend.

I think I remember taking this photo of Ester Deans' 'Growing without Digging' not so long ago......
If I hadn't made a request from Jess for her books, If I hadn't decided to go for a drive to see what the blow-hole was doing; I would never have had this book either.
Found this at the local Kiama markets..
who would imagine that there would be a back yard
A trip to Kiama after picking up the books revealed that the Markets was on,

Back to the FreeCycle books....You can find a local FreeCycle maybe in the link on my blog. If there isn't one in your area, there are many guides on how to start one up.

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Looks like there will be some great reading here as well....Jess even put in the Choice magazines from couple of years ....There's heaps! Thanks Jess.

I know it's our choice when buying foods, produce, and other items, but I also know that it is our choice what we do with it . We just need to be aware of the 'behind the scenes' ingredients....and the terminology and codes on the labels....I'm pretty sure these Choice magazines will help me with some of those decisions.

Click on the photos to reveal a larger image, so you can view the headlines on the front covers...some very interested copies....but

Have you received any books lately from FreeCycle? 
If so, what were they?


  1. No not any books, but I did furnish my sewing room with a wardrob, a storage cabnet, and two great chairs to sit and sew in with a friend.
    I love freecycle and I have given away a breadmaker I never use.I love kneeding the bread the old fashion way. and a footspa I used lots when working late nights at the local RSL.

  2. That sounds excellent Angela, furnishing your sewing room is great value. I love that you have room to sew with your friend as well. I love kneading bread dough too, when I have time.


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