Sourdough bread making is easy: it really is.

Sourdough bread making is easy: it really is.

During December, and over the heat, my bread making energy had died in a heap. But after a few months of eating just air: bread at the supermarket just made me stare. I regained my focus, I reset my compass,…

some like it green some like it grey

some like it green some like it grey

When I see the cultural trend towards massive concrete drive ways, I wonder why oh why, there exists this lustful relationship with grey. While the trend is not entirely pervasive it is a worrying trend none the less. As there is plenty…

Fruit protection

Fruit protection

On a recent bike ride I was overjoyed to see the efforts people were making in an attempt to protect their fruit harvest. With possums, white cockatoos and Rosella’s all competing for food in the neighbourhood people of all ages were…

garden & kitchen tools

garden & kitchen tools

At the Lost Trades fair in Kyneton, Victoria, artisans and craftswomen and men are once again celebrated. And you could see from the hundreds and hundreds of people there how much communities crave the slow, the heartfelt, personal, intimate and…

In Daylesford we are...

In Daylesford we are…

With long service leave in place Ralf has more time for building. We are hoping that before winter sets in, the walls will be rendered with a final coat. So far we are able to enjoy our small disasters by…

Ruby painterley

Ruby painterley

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Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

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A gaggle of ingredients

A gaggle of ingredients

Over the past two months the kitchen garden has kept us in an engaging momentum. With various ingredients maturing, frequent harvesting inspires frequent cooking. With friends and recipe books there is never a shortage of ideas. Carolina’s kale and breadcrumbs,…

Timeless tales with Masanobu

Timeless tales with Masanobu

As I pack my book shelf in preparation for our move to Eganstown I came across Masanobu Fukuoka’s book “The one straw revolution” and began to read it. Over four days the read felt like a meditation. Masanobu’s words had…