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