Connecting with community

connecting with community || cityhippyfarmgirlconnecting with community 1 || cityhippyfarmgirlconnecting with community 2 || Brydie Piaf

Some times having a blog can feel a bit like having a one sided conversation with yourself. You know when you see someone standing in the corner, just quietly having a chat to themselves? Yep, that can often be how blogging feels. All a little one sided. Not today though, not this post. Nuh uh.

Today it’s about you the reader, the visitor, the lurker and the person who accidentally dropped in when they searched for emedia piano and keyboard method, (sorry, I have no idea what that is either.)

For this post, I’d love you to tell me something about you. What you ate for breakfast, what’s growing in the garden, how you trained your cat to dance cartwheels before bed time, the best way to slaughter a chicken, your Grandma’s favourite pre-dinner cocktail, what annoyed you on Tuesday. Anything, honestly I’d love to know, (adult conversations have been a bit low on the ground lately.)

To make it slightly easier, I’ll start off…

Hello there, I’mΒ Brydie. This is my space where I waffle on quite a bit about things that are important to me, things that come to mind and things that I like to take pictures of. While mostly I do it for me, I also do it for the connection that it gives me to other like minded souls who sometimes drop in. Like you, the lovely readers, visitors, lurkers and the odd dissatisfied but still hopeful emedia piano person.

I like knitted socks on my feet in winter, looped scarves any time of year, home-made sourdough cut in thick slabs, whippet snuggles, steaming chai in the morning, permaculture inspired gardens, reading books that make your heart grow big and conversations that make you think in ways you haven’t thought before.

Teas hot, scones are warm, and talk is open to all topics.

Hello πŸ™‚

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Scone recipe here, from back in the early days of blogging, recipe is still good to go, just excuse the very average photos.

 

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59 thoughts on “Connecting with community

  1. Hello there! I’m Cheryl. Mum to 3. Part time Nurse. Garden lover. Cooking lover…just made French Toast for breakfast. Simple living fan. Simple girl. Really dislike shopping for “stuff”. I wish everybody stopped shopping for stuff, because a lot of our environmental problems could be solved in one hit if they did. When I lay in bed at night waiting to drift off to sleep, I visualise a big successful market garden, an old timber farm house, tree’s and a bubbling creek…le sigh…Nice to meet you Brydie!

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    • Nice to meet you too Cheryl! I have big dreams of a market garden too, Im not sure of the how’s and the where’s…but one day eh. Havent made French toast in absolutely years, so that simply needs to be remedied. Thank you πŸ˜€ ps. What’s your field in nursing?

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      • General Registered Nurse at a regional Base Hospital, I work casual (have done for years by choice) get most of my work on Surgical ward, love surgical and Orthopaedic nursing πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi Brydie! I’m sitting here in the very early morning light trying to decide if we will keep a dog. A friend wants to re-home her & we have her here this weekend to see how she fits into our family. My big kids like her, my littlest guy & husband REALLY like her but my little girl is frightened of her ( & all dogs except our dog). I’m undecided because I know I’ll be the one at home her & she’s a bit hyper & will change things, especially the way we are outside. No more just letting my little two run free on their own out there, no more free ranging chooks & just another creature to look after in general has me all confused.
    So yeah, that’s me this morning. Decisions are hard!

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    • Aww, the dog thing I totally get. It’s really hard making that decision. We are 3 months into having a dog and there are moments when I think oh crap, seriously this just complicates things! But for the most part, she just brings another dimension to our family that really wasn’t there before. Dog training has been really good. By no means is she trustable but in just aonth I’ve noticed a difference. Which is good! Not sure if that helps, it’s a really hard decision to make! (Ps. My kids were all scared of dogs before getting ours too.)

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      • Because we have 4 kids, a dog, a cat, 7 chooks & 2 fish, to me another dog is just one more thing to look after but we’ve decided to keep her because she is exactly the type of dog our littlest guys needs. Watching him belly laugh & wrestle & cuddle & run with her was enough to convince me it’s a good idea. I’m sure I’ll have moments of regret but hopefully not too many πŸ™‚

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  3. Seriously Brydie, why don’t we bloggers do this more often? This morning I am in Bellingen for a girls weekend out for the winter music festival. It is a present from a friend for my 49th a couple of months ago, this morning I have been to a yoga class and am now breakfasting by myself (bliss) with possibly the best breakfast I have ever had – corn fritter, avocado, poached ehh, smoked salmon stack and excellent coffee. I am literally in heaven.

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    • Completely agree Sara. It’s like having a massive tea party with some amazing people that really would love just to hang out with more πŸ˜ƒ Bellingen music festival…ahh I so loved that place. It was a year ago we were there and still one of my favourite holidays. Enjoy your weekend, enjoy the music, enjoy your friends!!

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  4. Hi Brydie! It’s another chilly morning here in Canberra and I’ve just returned from my favourite farmers market with a trolly full of goodness (yay!). I’m pondering how to get started on my new-to-me garden and feel like before I know it, it will be spring and I’ll have missed my chance to build the soil and get seedlings started. In the meantime, I’m enjoying a coffee and a few stitches on a jumper I’ve been trying to make each Autumn for the last 3 years… πŸ™‚

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    • That jumper will be divine when ever you choose to finish it. I spent 18 months on a shawl which was quite a tedious task, but I’m damn thankful I stuck to it as use it so often. Keep knitting!! πŸ˜€

      Also keep at the garden. Doesn’t matter about windows, there’s always something you can do in regard to building up, preparing or planting, and I hope they grow beautifully when you get to that point. Lovely for you to drop in too!

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  5. Good morning for you Brydie, late afternoon Saturday for me! Day 5 of our move to California and all is going well. The hunt for a house is on so that is having my full attention at the moment. That and still making things fun for the girls even if spending time queueing and waiting at the social security administration building for example is not….
    But it’s summer here and the longer days and blue skies are a good start! Exciting times!

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  6. helllllllloooooooooo

    its ronnie — blog-lurker and less often blog-chatter — from a cold and dismal looking far south coast (ahhh heck we’ve talked about my bit in the world when you visited here some time ago… )

    I’m currently sipping 3 ginger tea (yes its as delish as it sounds), contemplating creative work that should be done (deadlines and all that…), garden jobs (hmmmmmm not really the weather for it) and an upcoming trip to a spend a week with eco-dye extraordinaire india flint (oooooo must get packing and cooking up some food for the family to eat while I’m away!)

    ps the gate is still open…

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    • Ronnie you can chat about your gorgeous part of the world anytime you want! And yes totally agree about wintry gardens looking a bit dismal. Its all a bit boggy here. Spring, it’s just round the corner right.

      Enjoy your time eco dying, lucky thing!

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  7. Hi I’m Kate, I’m from Tasmania. I have 4 children and just this morning the hubby has left with my eldest 2 for the four hour drive to take them back to uni. They have been home for 3 weeks. The house feels empty now. I’ve been to the beach for a walk, distraction therapy, and now I’m having a coffee before I start big effort day and clean and tidy the house. I love wearing and knitting socks, making crochet blankets, drinking coffee and tea and the beach.
    Sometimes I get lonely so I read blogs to help me feel connected to the outside world. I’d love to do a permaculture course but I’m scared to spend the money and I’m scared that it will highlight even more how I’m living in the wrong situation for me and change that big is scary.

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    • Kate lovely to meet you and thank you for writing so honestly. First up the permaculture goodness…it is a big decision and if you are thinking about the two week design course, yep, it’s an investment in both time and money. Will it highlight all things not right for you? Maybe, but it could also be the beginning of something bloody incredible! I haven’t done the design certificate but would love to at some point in my life.
      Hobart they do courses don’t they? A lot to think about eh.

      Enjoy your beach walks, hot tea and knitting. Those kids will be back before you know it 😘

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  8. Oh scones are always a good idea Brydie. Since you asked…adult conversation has been scarce in these parts too. Husband is busily working on one of our other properties. It is raining and a bit grey so naturally I have been baking. I received two cheeky parcels in the mail yesterday, one containing 100% linen sheets for our bed and one containing The Italian Baker by Melissa Forti. The sheets are gorgeous, expensive but gorgeous and hopefully they will last many years. The book is full of big, beautiful cakes. Not usually my style but hey…variety is the spice of life and all that. Have a lovely Sunday x

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    • Adult conversation is pretty damn important huh Jane. I’ve pondering a bit about this and maybe will look further into it…certainly tough when it’s absent for long periods.

      The Italian baker…I so don’t need another book but the title alone I should at least look right? Right??? Or tell me not to πŸ˜ƒ

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  9. Ha ha just sat down with a plate of scones (well 2 so far) to read some blogs and I hardly ever make scones. Yours are decidedly more scone like than mine. I didn’t have any SR flour so just
    added bp to plain and then I accidentally poured in the buttermilk without combining it with the egg first whoops. They taste yummy anyway. I had home made pumpkin granola and banana for breakfast – a sort of adaption to a recipe Linda at Witcheskitchen had on her blog. I have made her recipe as well but with this batch I didn’t cook the pumpkin first – just threw in some finely diced. We are a bit out of routine in our house as we have the dog laid up with a dislocated hip – and she can’t understand the instructions from the vet about keeping still and resting so we have had to put her in a makeshift cage in the lounge to keep her from running around on 3 legs. She has always been an inside dog and always around us so in an attempt to stay sane we have taken it in turns to sleep next to her cage at night. Vet check up Tuesday – fingers crossed it has stayed in. Normally our sunday starts with a stroll along the beach (10 mins walk from home) which the dog loves as it is off leash and she says hello to everyone and then a quick look at the markets. It is a beautiful day here up on the Sunshine Coast – not even a light jumper needed today. We were also going to go to the annual Nambour Garden Expo which is just amazing but we are worried the dog might hurt herself trying to escape her makeshift cage – not to mention the austerity policy I have implemented ahead of the vet bills….
    My garden is looking wonderful as it is the best time of year here – loads of lettuce, kale, celery, tomatoes, basil and other herbs. I optimistically planted broccoli seedlings a while ago but there is usually only a very narrow window for it to produce heads before the heat cranks up again. In the glut department – bananas. I must have eaten a years supply of vitamin b in the last week and will do another door knock in the street later to give away more. I started off with 4 seedlings a few years ago and they have produced loads of bananas over the years. Later today I hope to finish the home made solar food dehydrator (instructions in a link on Lifeatarbordalefarm blog) and if that works we will have dried bananas as well. I am not working at the moment (good for the dog but not the bank account) so I have been making a bit of bread although I haven’t attempted sourdough yet but thinking about it. My favourite easy bread is Rosemary Sciaciatta – it is mean to be a flat bread but unlike my scone dough I get this to rise quite a lot. Yesterday I made a really thin pizza base using a wrap recipe (no yeast) and that was yummy and with a few hole kale leaves thrown on top and then crushed up after they toasted.
    I have 2 grown up kids – we have been empty nesters for a while now and I love reading blogs, cups of tea and devouring a good book without interruption. With all this time on my hands I thought I’d start a blog – to keep track of the garden if anything but I didn’t get very far. I think I might need to find a copy of WordPress for dummies!! Katie

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    • Katie first up, stick with WordPress. It takes a little while to get the hang of but in the end I think it’s one of the easier ones to wrangle. Just keep fiddling…you’ll get there!

      That’s hard getting a dog to keep still for such a long period of time. Fingers crossed we don’t come to that at any point :-/ soooo very sweet the imagery of you taking turns to sleep next to the cage. They really are a big part of the family aren’t they these four legged ones.

      I’m envious of all your bananas! I’m hoping to get some in, but it’s not ideal growing for them in my backyard…I refuse to give up though. I have a vision and it involves bananas damn it!

      As for the sourdough, give it a crack. It’s not tricky, just takes some practice and I reckon if you make all those other things you’ll be absolutely fine with the sourdough.

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  10. Hi, I’m Richard, we meet once when you very kindly gave me some sourdough starter at Pyrmont markets (which I heard have stopped?).

    I’m currently staying with my parents for the weekend near Oxford as their little village is having an open garden weekend and mum and dad’s garden is one of the ones open to visitors. I think it would be your thing to come along to!

    Becks and I also moved into our new house this week. The three yeas journey to build our own place is nearly complete! Last week we only had an outside tap on the plumbing front, but hopefully it will all be finished soon.

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    • Oooh not sure Richard about the markets. I haven’t heard of them for ages so probably makes sense. Feels like a lifetime ago we met there!…and a lot has changed in that time eh. Look at you, a house that you’ve buily and moved into!! Yay! How awesome is that. Does it feel real??

      All a bit grown up isn’t it. Married…house… have you christened the oven with sourdough yet?

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  11. I’m Debra. I have just returned from Italy to Brisbane. We bought an apartment in a small village in northern Tuscany 13 years ago and I spend 6 months every year in Italy. We also built a house nearby and we are currently building a garden. The house was an old farmhouse and we have several fig trees, chestnut trees, hazelnut and walnut trees which were there when we bought the property. We have since planted more figs, apples, pears, pomegranates, persimmon, olives and quince. We also have 200 lavender plants, 35 peonies and lots of roses, wisteria and dozens of other plants. We love it…can’t wait to go back in September.

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  12. Hello from Grafton NSW, I’m relishing the peace and quiet with all 4 kids in bed asleep. Catching my breath before I start clearing the floors and kitchen benches. Halfway through the school holidays, I love the lack of routine, no sports, music or other activities to chauffeur to. We’ve been playing outside mostly, going on adventure in our 25 acre backyard. All the rain has left a creek with many waterholes on our property, it been a delight tramping around and swimming there.
    Trying to finish a quilt for my little niece in The Netherlands, looking at the veggie garden and hoping that the last fix of the chook pen is going to keep the ladies from tractoring, well… everything.

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    • Hello there Marijke, thank you so much for dropping by and taking the time to introduce yourself. I really do appreciate it.

      School holidays, yep that lack of routine is what I love. The terms are so structured and everything feels like it’s by the clock. So enjoy that time with your small ones!…and your quilting time.

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  13. Hello, my name is Fran. I go by the moniker “narf7” because anonymity tends to run in reverse. I spent the past week sealing up 24 old fridges that we rescued from our local tip shop. The council has to pay someone to take them away and after a fair bit of explaining about what we wanted to do with them, they let us pay them $3 a fridge for the privilege of hauling them away. In this case it was a win-win situation for us all. Last year we had a serious drought in Northern Tasmania. I spent most of the growing season having one of those one sided conversations with myself where one of me was stubbornly clinging to the desire to have something green in her life (whilst equally stubbornly clinging onto the garden hose) and the other side of me was loudly haranguing myself for wasting SO much water on inefficient gardening. You can call me late for dinner but never a fool, so I set about trawling the interweb for a way to have my green cake and eat it without having to start taking medication for the voices.

    We are penniless middle aged student hippies and money isn’t something that runs thick on the ground around here (although that precious water is doing a great job of doing so at the moment) so we had to come up with an excellent, water wise way to grow my veggies without breaking (or even entering) the bank. I discovered wicking beds a few years ago but they cost a lot of money to build. I considered old bath tubs for about a second before I remembered that Permaculture has rendered them as scarce as hens teeth and moved on. I did, however, find a couple in Perth W.A. who built wicking beds in old fridges and thus our story begins…

    There are so many ways to end up where you want to be and finding sustainable ways to get there is both challenging, and great fun. Brunhilda has been providing the heat, the hot water and the baked goods to keep our morale up and I have been crocheting my way in the direction of “sock making” whilst detouring off the beaten track to a few other projects. I met a friend of a friend on Facebook who happens to share the same first name as me so she must be alright. I sent her a handmade wooden spoon and she sent me a translated copy of the book “The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson and a delicious hand carved crochet hook.

    Social media can swallow our time but it can also allow us to create new community where we might never have known community could be found previous. Life is what you make of it and this week we have been making a fair bit of it. Nothing that we have done has come close to those scones Ms Cityhippyfarmgirl. They are magnificent.

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    • I was happy with those scones too Ms Narf. Best ones I’ve made in ages just quietly…although the ones before had been hard little nuggetswhere, so anything up from them would be a bonus… Im still not quite sure what went wrong.

      Love that youve got all those fridges to set up wicking beds that’s quite amazing. I know wicking beds and have a couple in the backyard now but out of fridges? Looking forward to seeing them all filled with garden grown green goodness.

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      • Fridges are nice and cheap (almost free if you ask nicely) and they are very happy to get rid of them as there isn’t a market for them like bathtubs that are like hens teeth and go as quickly as they land in the tip shop these days. People just don’t have enough imagination and once you hollow out a fridge you have a lovely even rectangle of available possibilities :). I can’t make scones. I have never managed to make edible ones yet. Same goes for sponge cakes. Steve can make both with aplomb but even the “never fail” varieties of both end up inedible. Not sure why but we can’t be good at everything now can we? πŸ˜‰

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      • Oh hell no. We certainly can’t be good at everything Fran. I have no intentions of ever being good at sponges but scones… scones are a necessity…along with pancakes…sourdough and some kick arse easy biscuits that never let you down. (Hmm, seems there’s a baked goods theme there.)

        I’m intrigued by your fridges dear lady. Looking forward to seeing them.

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      • Working on them as we type and just about to reanimate baby Pricilla to have a go at sourdoughing. Expect me to press the panic button at least once and have to ask you something πŸ˜‰

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  14. Hi everyone! [Waves shyly from the doorway] I’m Sarah and it sounds like so many of your readers/lurkers have a lot in common. I live in Brunswick West in Melbourne with three boys under five. I’m a fan of living simply – making my own bread, yoghurt, soap, cooking from scratch and op-shopping. I also love to sew and my little island of sanity within this chaos of little people is making old-fashioned dolls and bears for my wee etsy shop. I so rarely comment on blogs, so thanks for giving me the nudge I needed! πŸ˜‰ I love your blog, by the way!

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    • Three kiddos under five and you have an easy shop? Hats off mama, hats off indeed! Do you have a link to it we can peek at?

      Ps. And don’t worry about being shy round here, promise we are all a lovely bunch of like minded souls.x

      P.p.s thanks for the kind words on my blog.

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  15. Hi Brydie,
    I’ve been following your blog for a couple of years – I think possibly from an Instagram connection – can’t remember!
    Anyway – I’m a mum of 4, living in the Yarra Valley east of Melbourne. Full-time student of homeopathy, part-time educator of girls and women. We live on a surburban acre and are quietly tending to a small orchard, a few vegie plots and chickens. I do my best to ferment – kefir, kombucha and yoghurt always on the go. Blessed to have access to lots of wonderful local organic, free range food.
    I don’t get a lot of time to bake like you – but have appreciated the yummy things I’ve tried!
    Always nice to feel your kindredness through your weekly blog.
    Blessings
    Melinda

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    • Instagram is such a great thing isn’t it. I was surprised to realise the other day just how many years I’d clocked up using it. So if that was the medium that first sent you over this way, I’m pleased, and thanks for dropping by πŸ˜€

      Access to local, organic and free-range is all the good stuff indeed, enjoy!

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    • I’m thinking that if you have that many children and grand children you will not be an amateur cook, a clever cook, a frugle cook, a good cook, but not an amateur cook.

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  16. Hi Brydie. I read your blog here in England, where it’s supposed to be summer but it grey and windy today. I love reading Antipodean blogs because your lives and climate are so different from mine, yet we still have many of the same underlying worries and problems.
    I live on a farm, make bread, knit socks, have a passion for jelly printing and drink a gin & tonic before Sunday lunch. Like you, I find blog writing can be a little one sided though unlike you I fall in and out of love with Instagram (currently out of love).

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    • Instagram is a bit painful at the moment with the changes it made. I liked it much better when you could just see who was on at the same time as you rather than back tracking hours back…what can you do eh.

      Love your jelly printing, I had a go at making that after seeing you do it. Maybe last year….hmmm, it could have been the year before I had a go, not sure but it was fun!

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  17. Hi Brydie, I’m a follower and lurker, I love the connections i feel through blogging. Most of the year it feels fairly one sided, but for me, July is my connection month. I host Paris in July, a blogging event where we share our love of all things French and Paris. Literature, movies, music, holidays, food what ever.. . The rest of the year, I watch and learn from simple living, permauculature, and tea loving blogging friends. Right now, I’m having a weeks break from home in Newcastle, in Noumea. Enjoying the closest Paris I can get to. This week we’re celebrating Bastille Day with the locals. Next week, its back to gardenning on weekends, and working in the big smoke during the weeks. Thanks for opening the door for a chat.

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    • Absolutely lovely. NoumΓ©a would be gorgeous to visit right now, because sheesh its cold today!…and not quite as far to travel for all things fabulously French.

      Ps. Happy to lure you out from lurking too πŸ˜€

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  18. Hi Brydie, I’m Beck, following from recently snowy Canberra (very exciting to have our yard covered!). I will try making anything in the kitchen, but haven’t progressed beyond sewing on buttons when it comes to fabric, luckily Mr GoldenPudding is a whiz with the sewing machine! I’ve been establishing a new garden for the past year and a half, and am still struggling with the conflicting aims of having lots of natives to reflect our bush surrounded suburb, and wanting an entirely edible landscape, because well, edible! I also love making jam and marmalade, and really want to get to the point where I can make an entire batch with my own produce…though I also get a great sense of satisfaction from turning someone else’s overwhelming harvest into neat little jars πŸ™‚

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    • I think you can incorporate the two surely? Natives and edibles? Eucalypts? Well maybe less so of them, greedy moisture suckers they can be! Good luck though, 18 months into a new garden is a good time to be at I think…I hope my garden is looking a littttle bit more enthusiastic than it is now, by then!

      And hooray for husband wizz’s on the sewing machine!

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  19. Hi my name is Emma, I have been lurking in the corner for a little while now and wanted to say hello. I am sitting looking out at the rain falling drinking warm tea and wondering what to have for lunch. A lovely man at the farmers market gave me an extra pineapple, I only wanted the one but hey! I will give it to my sister in exchange for the dozen eggs she gave me yesterday. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    • Emma thank you for dropping in and popping out of the corner πŸ™‚ It’s been really lovely to hear a bit more about the people that read my blog.
      Yay for double pineapples too. I think a swap of a pineapple for a dozen eggs is an excellent exchange.

      Pop in again some time πŸ™‚

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  20. Hi Brydie, My name is Paula, Sydney-sider who frequents blogs about simple living, slow living, permaculture and the like. I work way too much for my liking, would much rather spend my time with my husband and 3 kids, crafting, creating and hanging out in my garden which needs much love and attention. I’m trying to get a vegie garden going but the soil in our garden is woeful so I’m currently hatching a chicken plan (pun intended) to help out. I’m on a mission to find more purpose and to slow down. I have a plan!

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    • I do like to hear about these plans Paula! What’s your first thing you intend on doing, besides build up your soil profile? (And I hear you on that too, the soil here is several variations of crappo.)

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  21. I’ve just read your latest post so had to read “your last post” so here I am. I was away in Shark Bay – to the north of WA – last week so’s probably why I missed it. Still trying to catch up on emails and admin/ backing up but spending most of my evening time sketching or painting instead. I’m on my third day of an attempt to paint every day and keeping up so far – see my Instagram @ladybird_brig. We’re on school holidays here so I have no time during the day to work so I’ve kind of given myself a couple of weeks off from the norm. The reason why this caught my eye is not only did I have scones at my sisters with the family today to celebrate a belated birthday for my Mum but on the way up to Shark Bay we stopped off at a place called Oakabella Homestead and the lady who ran the place made fresh scones every day. She’s such a hoot and it was wonderful seeing all the wonderful history at the homestead. Everything’s been left in it’s place and there’s old cars and tractor bits dotted all over the place. They say there’s even a ghost. We stayed in an open paddock next to the homestead and it was just gorgeous. That is all. I can imagine if you went there you would find the most beautiful pictures to take. Worthwhile dropping in there if you’re ever over in this part of the world.

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  22. Howdy Brydie,

    I also love the feeling of my heart growing ‘big’. I do love a story, and your little stories on this blog, well they make my heart grow big.

    I just returned from a farm trip with lemons, oodles of lemons…a couple I turned them into your lemon and olive oil cake with bonus muffins and it was the perfect start to the school term lunch boxes.

    No adult conversation here today, not even kiddie conversations, eerily quiet after weeks of noise. And raining, so no garden or wandering…just music and thoughts and a little story reading…and a whole lot of washing.

    Fran x

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  23. Hi Brydie, lovely to “meet” you! my name is Yasmin and I’m a serial blog lurker. I live in inner north Melbourne with my husband and our 20 month old son. I work 3 days a week in the City, and spend the other 2 weekdays hanging with my boy. He is loads of fun and very full of beans. I love to bake, cook, read (novels, cookbooks, blogs) and potter around the house. We have a small townhouse but have created a nice raised garden bed out the backyard, so have some lovely veggies growing. I also love to dabble in crafty things, and am a very novice sewer and knitter. My hubs and I are originally from the South Island in NZ, and we are hoping to get back there soon to be closer to our families, and have a bit more space (oh, and be able to afford to buy a house!). Thanks for your lovely blog – I really enjoy reading what you are up to, and your gorgeous photos xx

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  24. I’m Aayush. I’m from India. I’m 16. It’s my first month here, and I stumbled onto this little gem of a blog while looking for a reading community where I could advertise my blog. I love lifting. I love psychology. Like debating. I had cereal for breakfast. Love it when someone reads and comments on my blog.

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  25. Hi , I am Moumita. Me and my husband have recently shifted from India to Singapore. I was working back in India, but right now no job because of the move to this new place. Nowadays half of my time goes behind household chores and the remaining time is spent in reading books, watching movies and sometimes writing down my thoughts about anything I feel connected to . Came across this blog and I must say it is a very good initiative. Where every blogger wants their voice to be heard by others, it feels good to see that there are few who are genuinely interested in listening to what is going on in others lives. Keep it up πŸ˜ƒ

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