Category Archives: garden


Time just marches right on, doesn’t it? These days, I feel like I’m clinging on for dear life, finding calm by knitting whenever I can snatch a moment. Winter is here, my first semester back at university is winding up, the … Continue reading

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A bit of everything

The last week has had a bit of everything, but not too much Kid’s Clothes Week sewing. You know how it is. I get distracted. I’ve been absorbed in chicken first aid. Our crazy Lucy/Lucas, who I’ve started calling Frizzle, has come … Continue reading

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Chickens, chickens, chickens.

I’ve been on a big chicken-mamma adventure this last month or so, courtesy of two incredibly broody hens. Oh my gosh. Eileen was the first to drink the broody kool-aid, and Alice joined in as soon as she could. The quickest solution … Continue reading

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Just when you think things are ordinary…

…sometimes they just get worse! I posted on Monday about my ear infection and the rubbish time we’ve been having. Then, on Monday night Elena, Alex and I all started vomiting. Food poisoning. For once, I was glad Hugo had … Continue reading

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The week that went missing

Well, we all got sick. Come Monday morning, it became clear that I also had Hugo’s virus. Elena came home early from child care with a fever – and Alex wasn’t feeling so great either. We ended up incapacitated for most … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

We’ve had a busy week with my parents in town. We’ve been potting up cuttings and seedlings, getting log-splitting lessons, constructing a feeder for the chickens, weather-proofing the run a little more, watching the chickens and waiting for the seasons … Continue reading

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Mid-week in pictures

Here are some pictures for Thursday. I’ve decided to make mid-week pictures a regular feature on ruth plus two. For us, the working week is all about survival, not so much about making. I don’t have many projects to share … Continue reading

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Blogging from bed

Things have been a bit quiet this week because I’ve caught myself a nasty case of bronchitis. It’s the same deal as Elena had last week. We like to keep things in the family around here. Anyway, my doctor has … Continue reading

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Norfolk Island

We’ve made it home, safe and sound after our time away. Our freshly painted house looks great, but I’ve not managed to take any photos yet. We’re too busy trying to unpack everything and get rid of all the dust … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

We’ve got ourselves a tree and started decorating it, and put a few other little things up around the place. Elena was excited about the tree, but more excited that Santa might leave something under it for her. It’s finally … Continue reading

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