We're a country living
website for homesteading, self sufficient living and the the good life
matter where you live. We give you
simple instructions, great tips and advice, recipes and
ideas for your home and
gardens, homesteads and farms.
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
self sufficient living .
Your Home is a Reflection of You
We also share with you some ideas for
decorating your homes in a simple, yet effective way. 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.
those of you who
want the good life, to have that country
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, a more
traditional style or just an eclectic approach.
We believe in creating a home
that is warm
and welcoming. It's a place where people gather to share stories, tears
Aim for Self Sufficient Living
It's where one can smell the bread baking in the
wood stove, 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 house in the
is nothing stopping you in trying to be a self sufficient as possible.
Bottled Home Produce
Organic Gardening Tips and Advice
We constantly update you with solid gardening tips and
advice. We show you how to create various elements and styles. For
example, 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.
A Pretty Cottage with blue hydrangeas.
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 pottering around in the garden and collect
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 skills that I now practice on
bigger scale on my farm in Italy on the 15 acres that
we now enjoy working.
Organic gardening means protecting the good insects,
as the butterfly.
Picture copyrighted to Calin Tatu
Homesteads and even 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 practicing organic
Throughout these pages you will find tips on how to garden without
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 . My love of
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 homes and gardens, including ideas
on how to use the produce from your vegetable gardens and orchards with
canning recipes and general preserves.
there are chickens, there are normally foxes!
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