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To the Estate of . . .

I made a phone call last week, and yesterday, I received a letter that was a response to that conversation. When I opened the envelope, I found a check for $72.72 payable to the Estate of E. 332 more words

Meeting the Neighbors

As usual we had a very busy week and weekend. When I found myself approaching emptynesthood after a busy parenthood, I imagined sitting around with a lot of extra time on my hands and being bored and sad. 361 more words

Country Life

Urban Homesteading: The Chicken Journey Weekend

Dear Hubby and I have become interested(fascinated) by the growing trend of “Urban Homesteading”. He works on a wheat farm (even though he is retired, he stays busy for “fun” because he hates being lonely while I work, gotta love him) and I grew up with various critters as I read Little House on the Prairie several times over. 1,126 more words

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Recipe – Mushroom, Leek and Gruyère Quiche

Finally, the school holidays are here! It was an emotional last week of term with lots of goodbyes, a rather horrible car accident (my poor Smart car is currently off being repaired…fingers crossed it returns in one piece!) and a classroom move in this sweltering heat, but I made it and am already feeling very much in holiday mode. 393 more words

Summer scenes

Old barn surrounded by purple wild flowers

Bambi playing hide & seek

Old wooden bridge

Pine tree reflection

Water pups

Water parking

Roadie on a stunning Vermont dirt road… 19 more words

Country Living/Outdoors

The Beginning

Dearest reader,

Hi, I’m Emma.

I live in the beautiful rolling Adelaide Hills with my husband and our tiny dog. My life’s passion is books and blogs and anything I can get my hands on to read, which led me down the strange path of a PhD in English Literature. 272 more words


Bumps and Bruises

Life for some people seems to be rather easy. Others, however, feel as though life is an existence that is full of bumps and bruises. 231 more words