Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chance meeting and a much needed slow Sunday.

I met a man at work recently. We have the same client and needed to attend a meeting together. General polite conversation quickly turned into a sharing of similar experiences of moving from Sydney to the countryside, with a nice mix of sustainable ideas and love for the home grown thrown in for good measure.

The term "blog" came up and he mentioned his wife had one. What?!? So excited. Someone living in the same area with very similar interests. Great!  I rushed home that evening to discover Little Green Village. What a gem to find! She has such similar interests to me: gardening, sewing, simple living.

So I sent her a "hello" package last week: broccoli seedlings raised by me, one of my winter tomato plants, home grown snow peas and chillies, and some eggs from my chooks. She loved it all and the very next day I got to meet her in person and gratefully received home grown lemon grass, rocket, and kaffir lime leaves. I have used the lemon grass in a stir fry and made a delicious rocket salad. Any ideas how I could use the kaffir lime leaves?

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A slow Sunday.

~ Sophie ~

~ Fresh cut flowers ~

~ Spinning wool ~

~ A trip to the Farmers Market ~

Sam xox


  1. Wow how lucky you where to meet. I'm a bit of a distance away still in Sydney but love following both your blogs.

    1. Well if you ever head up this way be sure to let us know :-) Sydney is a beautiful place to live, and you are super fortunate to have space to keep chickens - they are really pretty chooks by the way! Sam xox

  2. I came across your blog via Rhonda's blog and my chickens haven't laid any eggs for about 2 months now. We live in Brisbane and a couple of weeks ago we had the coldest day in 10 years so these chickens may take a bit longer to get back into laying. We have two chikens Coco and Fluffy (Coco belongs to my 8 year old son and Sienna who is 6 has Fluffy. I also started giving my chickens bread and milk as per Rhonda's advice but we aren't out of the woods yet. Another Mum from school said her six chickens aren't laying either...I had to buy a dozen eggs from the supermarket the other day, the first time in 2 years....hurry up little chickies. I liked your story about getting to know your work mates wife who has similar interests. I'm sure you'll have lots to discuss with each other and inspire each other. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

    1. Hi Kathy! Are your chickens back laying now? This week they are finally back to full production and to be honest we are struggling to keep up with all the eggs. This was my first winter with chickens so I didn't understand at first what was going on. I am still learning things about chicken keeping at it's been almost a year :-) Your chicken names are too cute! You wouldn't believe it but I have a chicken named Coco too - she will be on the blog soon. Sending best wishes north, Sam xox

  3. Lovely post!

    Kaffir lime leaves are great in green or red Thai curries, or in Thai style stir fries.

    Beautiful cat BTW.

    1. I made a red curry last night and the leaves were yum!!! xox