Duckling lockdown project

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The boy is fostering eight just-hatched ducklings until they’re big enough to hold their own with next door’s flock. The mama abandoned them within hours of hatching and they wouldn’t have lasted a day out there on their own – … Read More

Lockdown links

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You might say I was made for these times, we have a garden, make most food from scratch, we’re well set up since we homeschool and work is mostly remote, but we’re usually out a bunch and miss our friends. … Read More

The surreal times begin

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I had been waiting until my new website went live before I dived back into this lovely bloggy place. But. The website has been on hold for ages and when I went to grab the link for the bread recipe … Read More

Making: linen top

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This one is worn on repeat. It’s Sew Knit Love’s Sarah Dress pattern, the top version. I’ve made three dresses from this pattern now and have made some for friends. I may have to cave to pressure and start taking orders soon. … Read More

The best bread recipe

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I am back, by popular demand, to give you the bread recipe I blogged about recently. There were a bunch of hollers on the GrowMama facebook page and a wee stack of messages asking for the recipe.   Every now … Read More

Bread

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I love this 5-grain bread. It’s delicious and fast to make. People are sometimes amazed when I bring freshly baked bread to share, but that’s kind of embarrassing because it’s so easy. It’s a no-knead wet mix that gets pops … Read More

Making: a zero waste bag

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I try and arrange my pattern pieces on the fabric so there is the least waste, and keep scraps for smaller projects or give them to people and projects that will. Despite my best efforts, the piles of scrap fabric … Read More

end-of-season camping

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We squeezed an end-of-season camping trip in. Just before the weather turned too.  The boy and I arrived in time to grab a good spot and had a night just the two of us before the rest of the homeschool/unschool … Read More

From a NZ in shock

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Illustration credit to Ruby Alice Rose The bodies of those shot in their mosques by a white supremacist on Friday are still not back with their loved ones and the nation is reeling. The man who took 50 people’s lives with … Read More

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