Lounging in the orange tree – the perfect place for a boy to daydream.
Hugo’s 3rd birthday bonfire
Camp oven heaven
The soaring internal beams of the raked ceiling in the study.
Bashing and squeezing
To die for bruschetta with ripe homegrown tomatoes and basil.
My Mum painted this beautiful portrait of “Dirk Diggler”, my incredibly handsome Silver Spangled Hamburgh rooster, as an early birthday present. He is now proudly hanging on my kitchen wall. What a spunk!
Just a sample of our 2013-14 tomato harvest.
Our first babies at Edgefield
Delicious chicken dish made from our very own roosters!
A daily haul at our peak
Mulberries and strawberries from the garden
Hugo on Mt Edgefield
Garlic – vampires begone!
Bottling the goodness for winter.
Hugo with one of the new Austalorp chicks. I’m not sure who is cuter!
Gorgeous foliage hangs on as the temperatures drop
Plucking our first rooster.
Hugo driving the Dingo
A tiny first egg.
Germinating seeds in my mini hothouse.
Hugo doing an awesome job halving cherry tomatoes for drying
Outside in the garden, where I’m happiest.
Jeff doing what he does best
Our beautiful living room.
Enjoying the delights of the food dehydrator.
Would someone please inform these flowers it’s not Spring yet.
Bay, peppercorns, cinnamon stick and cardamom with lemons and salt
Hugos artful photograph
Mushrooms in the leaf litter
Henry and Hugo in the Spring blooms of Edgefield’s back paddock.
A rare family shot – Jeff, Henry, Hugo and me (Jo) – at Sculpture Park in Mundaring in 2013.