How to create a living fence

How to create a living fence

This article first appeared in Sanctuary Magazine, the 55th edition (with a few changes made here for my blog). A big thank you to editor Anna Cumming for commissioning this piece for I really love writing about the things I…

Strawberries cornflowers and volunteer fairies

Strawberries cornflowers and volunteer fairies

Volunteer fairies are back! And I am so happy to have their support. At this time of the year the strawberry harvest is bountiful. We have been drying strawberries on a regular basis. They keep well in glass jars, their…

Fungi Language

Fungi Language

New words have travelled and found me, making their home in my minds nest. Popping out clearly at times and hiding at the very bottom of my nest unretractable and reluctant when I need them most. Words new, such as…

Seasonal rhythms

Seasonal rhythms

It is spring and Madeline is here from Canada. And working with her is a dream. Her pace is calm and focused. Together we are working through various projects on our 15 acres of volcanic soil. In the morning we…

Panettone & thank you

Panettone & thank you

Thank you For sharing this year with me. It has been an experientially rich year. There have been many aspects that I have loved and am deeply grateful for. And I want to list some of those here. I am…

Swiss Italian Festival

Swiss Italian Festival

This place called Daylesford has offered me the opportunity to get back into lots of singing and my roots. I arrived from Italy when I was nine and could not speak a word of English, but thanks to the kindness…

Lucinda Painterly

Lucinda Painterly

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1950's Eco House Sale - Reservoir- SOLD

1950’s Eco House Sale – Reservoir- SOLD

“Offered for private sale is this 1950’s solid brick home that has been beautifully renovated to include energy saving and other sustainability features. The house is located within easy walking distance of Reservoir train station and has a wonderful established…

Lola & Esther

Lola & Esther

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Charlie, Harry, Arthur.

Charlie, Harry, Arthur.

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