Traditional home and garden
country living can still be possible today. We introduce you to the
good life; how life used to be, to a slower
pace of life and one you can still have today.
you want to learn about heirloom methods of living country we
have many articles on traditional crafts, easy country
recipes and homesteading skills towards self-sufficiency.
Your Home and Garden
Your home and garden 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.
For many, it is a house in the suburbs or an apartment in the city. For
want the good life, to have that country home that most of us envy - it
can be yours with a little bit of work from you.
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.
Organic Gardening and Self-Sufficiency
So if you
have come here for some gardening tips, want to learn
about organic gardening, and self-sufficient living you have come to
the right place.
We believe in creating a country home that is warm
and welcoming. It's a home where people gather to share stories, tears
and joys. 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
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 backing onto an estuary where, when I lived there, I
could fish for crab during the season, collect eggs from my 3 girls,
enjoy organic gardening and collecting the harvest from my small fruit
trees 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.
My home and garden in the country is where we try to be as self
-sufficient as possible. It is where we raise farm animals to feed
ourselves and others, still practise organic gardening and enjoy the
country living that we didn't have in our suburban house which is now
Over the years we have learned some wonderful country skills that we
now pass on to you if you are just starting out. My love of arts and
crafts 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 home or garden.
So see how you can have that country style in your homes, learn some
homesteading skills and try our easy food recipes in your own kitchens
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