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