The evening before last was a warm, sweet-scented night as I went around checking the water in the little pool behind the windmill …… Read More ~ pools & ponds at night at home ~
The day after Christmas in Australia brings that post Christmas slumber period, a time to tinker … and this weather-beaten bird house got a new lease on life …… Read More ~ down home in the Barossa with an old country birdhouse ~
Spring here in the magnificent Barossa Valley.
Taken this last Saturday it’s a view of home, the farmhouse in which we live at Angaston …
We are surrounded by tall ….… Read More ~ a southern hemisphere spring at home ~
Middle of autumn here and it’s the annual four day Easter weekend, a tradition in Australia. A public holiday yesterday, Good Friday. Another on Monday, Easter Monday. Always missed the long Easter break when I lived in the USA. So what we’re doing at the house today is a bit of this and that, re-organising… Read More Odd jobs at home at Angaston for Easter weekend
Vintage barrels. Just a peek into the kitchen and family room at home where we have an assortment of small rustic wine barrels on top of the large old dresser. Our plan is to make some of the walls in the kitchen/living space darker as it’s all too white and anaemic. We… Read More Primitive Wine Barrels Steeped in Character
Spring is finally here in the Barossa Valley at end of October. Honestly, though, still had electric blanket on last night & I’m in a woollen sweater over a skivvy today. Sharing this view of our home just out of Angaston — it’s the farmhouse you see there at the front on the left with… Read More Home Views at Angaston Barossa Valley
Here’e a part of my small collection of ironmongery, of cast iron cooking pots and pans. Antiquated orphans when I found them. Unwanted and discarded trash. How could I not take them home? Just leave them there? What is it about these old objects, these simple vintage household goods? Solid cast iron made to… Read More Cast Iron Cooking. Rusty Ironmongery. Rustic Kitchen.