The story so far…


So you’ve stumbled across my page and have no idea what it’s about. Not surprising really given how bare things are looking around here at the moment. Let me enlighten you, and then maybe, just maybe, you will stick around and help enlighten me next time I run into trouble. And let’s be honest, it happens more than I care to admit.

The beginning is always a good place to start, so introductions first. I’m Kirstee, a 30 year old stay-at-home-mum of 2 delightful terrors: The Mathematician, my 6 year old son, and his 8 month old sister, Little Beastie.Β  A lot of the time it’s just the kids and I around here. My hard-working hubby works interstate and comes home to a to-do list once a month or so. It’s not quiet though. We have an anti-social cat, an oversized dog, and 2 chickens. I’m sure more will be along soon.

At the beginning of the year we finally bought our first house, right on the edge of town, and decided to turn our ordinary, run-of-the-mill suburban block into an experiment in suburban sustainability. Our aim is to make this block work for us, and we hope to become as self-sufficient as space, and local council laws, will allow. So far that involves renovating the interior to make the space more usable and energy efficient, building a chicken coop, starting a vegie garden, utilising our water tank and reducing our waste. We’ve been challenged by a dog that won’t stay behind a fence, a tight budget, a 4on-1off FIFO schedule and a flood! Don’t worry though, you haven’t missed out. I will back track and blog about each of those things. Feel free to offer pointers. We really are just learning as we go.

So welcome to our house! Where slow and simple living is the order of the day xx

Doesn't everyone do chores in their pjs?

Doesn’t everyone do chores in their pjs?


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