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, December 15, 2012

The little things....1 - 10

It's been a busy week and with warm welcomes here on my blog. It's lovely to 'see' old friends again. 
I've lost so much this year it's hard to put in perspective and believe things will return to 'normal'. 

Sherri; I've received your card all the way from Canada. Your family photo is cherished and I loved reading your Annual Family Newsletter. What a lovely idea....and yes, you lift me up. Thank-you so much....I can't wait to show you all off to hubby.

Now given all the sadness that lingers around here, I've decided to start a new thread. 
I think it's important to take time to enjoy the little things. 
Here's the beginning of my list....Hope it's a long one to come!

Mini Watermelon 

Elephant Garlic

Tiny Tom Black Russian Tomatoes

2 Tiny Tom tomato vines

According to my gardener aka Stinkin' Rogers

One of many Honey Eaters that love dancing
 in my garden in search of bugs.
I look forward to their daily visits.

Lonely Pelican,
I got up early to capture an Illawarra Sunrise,
unfortunately it was too cloudy and misty.

Stinkin' Rogers

Female Zucchini Flower

Stinkin' Rogers OR Marigold

If you have captured 'the little things'; and blogged about it....please; feel free to link back to it in your comment. I'd love to have a look!

I'm off to the local markets to pick up a crate of green tomatoes which I ordered last weekend....What are you up to this weekend? Wishing everyone a lazy weekend if you want it that way, or a busy weekend if you plan on getting things done.....

To be continued.......


  1. Hi Nellymary, great post. These things can help us keep perspective in tough times . I am so glad you are back, I love your blog and your posts on the forum. Your orange vinegar is a regular make in my home now. I also just made your herby, oniony mix and am amazed at the things its delicious on ( my current fav. Is put on sliced chicken breast then baked in the oven...delish)
    So.....a big thank you for your inspiration in my life :) :) :)
    Mabel ((()))

  2. Lovely pictures Nellymary. I especially love the one of the Honey eater bird.


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