Hello, my name is Jane. Welcome.
I live in outback NSW on a farming property with my family. I have two children, a daughter who is eight and a son who is five. My life revolves around supporting my farming husband, schooling our children through distance education, baking bread, growing vegetables, taking photos and cooking…always cooking.
I believe in real butter, vintage picnic ware, cooking from scratch, making tea in a proper teapot, Vegemite on toast, winter weekends spent cooking with fire, children playing outdoors and a cold beer at the end of the day.
When this little blog began I would share some simple recipes and a few photos of dishes I had cooked or vegetables I had grown. As my interest in photography grew, my blog became a place I could share my photos with the wider world.
Nowadays, I share a little bit of everything including country life, home grown food, baking, op shop finds, reading, family life and community events.
Baking sourdough bread is a big part of my life and this blog has helped me to connect with other like-minded bread bakers. I have been experimenting with sourdough for about six years now and although I am no expert, I can usually produce a reasonable loaf.
In a previous life I supplied a local café with bread and even had a market stall and a little business selling wholesome, homemade goodies. This is something I will do again one day, when our children are older.
My main purpose within these pages is to connect with friends, in both a real life and online sense. This blog motivates me to improve my writing and photography and gives me a place to share my thoughts and current projects.
Sometimes people ask me about my camera. I use a Canon 6D mostly with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. If I am out and about taking photos of sheep, cattle, horses or scenery I sometimes use a 70-300mm zoom lens.
Photo by Michael Wee .