Aussies Living Simply

  • replied to the topic Home-made item swap in the forum Swappers Central 13 years, 2 months ago

    Thank you Lefty for the 3 beautifully knitted wash clothes. They are just the best thing for a hundred uses.

    Ren

  • replied to the topic Surprise swap in the forum Swappers Central 13 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Kirsty, thanks for acting as intermediary for your mum and me. She asked if Twinkle had a photo I could post, unfortunately we are no longer in the same state but she was a lovely sheep and her wool felts beautifully.

    Ren

  • replied to the topic Surprise swap in the forum Swappers Central 13 years, 5 months ago

    I’ve received mine and my swap buddy has received her’s but she hasn’t guessed who sent it yet!

  • Because in my ‘work’ environment a client arrives on the hour and the half hour it feels disrespectful for me not to value their lives as much as mine so I am rather locked in to the clock. it doesn’t seem to bother me as much as our society’s focus on the monthly calendar instead of the solar year does.

    Here in Strathalbyn (SA) our seasons seem…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Surprise swap in the forum Swappers Central 13 years, 5 months ago

    It was pretty tricky saying your location is Townsville and your address is Cairns Jaymie. Guess its like me saying Adelaide when I live in Strathalbyn.

    We are only 60k out of adelaide but sometimes the post takes a while to get here.

    I was born in Brissie and then spent 3 years in Malaysia so my mango addiction has a long history.

    This…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Surprise swap in the forum Swappers Central 13 years, 5 months ago

    Hi everyone:@ been slack not getting to the computer to thank my swap buddy (could it have been Jaymie by any chance?)

    Truth be told I’ve been busy on these glorious autumn days using my terrific gifts. Spot on, gardening gloves and garden tools, I’ve never had a hand cultivator and it is fabulous for harvesting my spuds without putting a fork…[Read more]

  • There is just nothing better than picking dinner!

    By now I’m just about over the whole preserving, freezing drying thing but to grub up the spuds, dig up the carrots and pick the tomatoes, parsley, basil, lettuce or broccoli/cabbage/beans/silverbeet/squash or whatever will never loose it’s charm.

    I think even if all I had was room or time for a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Where's Utopia in the forum Property Tales 13 years, 6 months ago

    Well at the moment it’s as dry as a chip and we are struggling to keep our garden alive but this is our utopia!

    Strathalbyn is 60k from Adelaide, growing at a terrifying rate but still a community.

    Our 2 hectare block is flat, planned for our retirement ( my husband has made it but I have 3 1/2 years to go). We have a wonderful ph neutral clay…[Read more]

  • I’m cheating, I only work 5 minutes from home so mostly I go home to join my retired husband for lunch.

    Otherwise I just love lettuce. a sandwich wrapped in lettuce in an airtight container, is just as fresh at lunch time as when I made it.

    Would this be the moment to say, do instant noodles in a recyclable container count???????????

  • replied to the topic Surprise swap in the forum Swappers Central 13 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Everyone, got my swap buddy, yeahhhhhhh

    I’m easy to please if I’m your swap buddy. I’m 61 years young ( have been described as a masserati masquerading as a family sedan!! love it). Love being outside in my excessively big veggie garden.

    Hobbies are: my very dry garden,cooking, preserving, knitting, spinning, felting, dying (yarn that is, I’m…[Read more]

  • I’m back again.

    Ren

  • My daughter has a saying ‘it’s a job Mumma, not a lifestyle’ and my response is ‘physiotherapy is part of who I am’.

    When I stop feeling like this, when going to work starts to separate from the truth of who I am in my day to day life, I’ll resign and start selling my fruit and vegetables to people who appreciate organic, flavoursome produce.

    It…[Read more]

  • To get eggs, and healthy chooks you need protein. A worm farm is a great way to recycle things you don’t want to give ‘the girls’ like that mouldy leftover that got lost in the back of the ‘frig, and also provide lots of protein rich worms to feed them.

    I grow 4 or 5 sunflowers with each cucurbit in summer, gives me chook grains (you know; grits,…[Read more]