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living? Dream no more! We introduce you
to the good life; no matter where you live. We bring your
simple instructions, tips, recipes and ideas to transform your home and
Your Country Home
is a reflection
of you and your personality. It
people who you are by the way you decorate your home; from the color
and type of front door, to the garden path that leads there.
those of you who
want the good life, to have that country home
that most of us only dream about while flipping through magazines and
decorating books - it
can be yours, with just a little bit of work from you.
A rustic style of country decor
Your home, and the way you decorate it, will be a reflection of you;
whether you go for a modern country style of home decor
style or just an eclectic approach.
We believe in creating a country home
that is warm
and welcoming. It's a home where people gather to share stories, tears
It's a place where one can smell the bread baking in the
woodstove, see the suspended fruits of the harvest on the pantry
shelves snug inside their canning jars until needed, and where you can
sit around a pine table shelling peas straight out of your organic
Whether you have an apartment, a suburban house or a country home there
is nothing stopping you having a home you can be proud of.
Bottled Home Produce
Your Cottage and Country Gardens
You can create a cottage garden
even if you live in the suburbs, as long as you know what flowers to
plant, and what hard and soft landscaping you need to include to get
that particular feel and style.
For those of you have a little more land and want to create your
special country gardens then you have come to the right place. Here you
will find gardening tips, advice on organic gardening for flowers,
herbs and vegetable growing, as well as on the art of
A Pretty Cottage with blue hydrangeas. The
white cane furniture and
white wooden fence, give it that cottage country style.
I love my home and garden. I am one of the lucky ones. I have 2 homes
in 2 different countries, and both are very different.
I have a
suburban home in Australia, backing onto an estuary where, when I lived
could fish for crab during the season, collect eggs from my 3 girls,
enjoy organic gardening
the harvest from my small fruit
trees but all in a fairly limited space.
But despite the limitations of space,
I was still able to enjoy those country skills that I now practise on a
bigger scale in my present country home in Italy on the 15 acres that
we now enjoy working.
Organic gardening means protecting the good insects, such
as the butterfly.
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and backyard gardens are
places where we can try and
be as self-sufficient as
possible. For us it is a place where we grow fruit trees,
herbs and vegetables as well as raise farm animals to feed
ourselves and others.
However, it is done practising organic methods of gardening
Throughout these pages you will find tips on how to garden organically
and how to look after your plants without harmful sprays.
A meadow and a farm gate completes this
lovely country scene.
Over the years we have learned some wonderful traditional
now pass on to you, if you are just starting out with your own country living
. My love of
and making something out of nothing, is still as
strong as ever,
and hopefully you will be able to find something here that you would
like to make for your own country home and gardens.
there are chickens, there are normally foxes!
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homesteading skills for those who are homesteading today
our easy country recipes
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