The Characters


That’s me! Commonly known as Julia or Julz. I have lots of ideas and plans about lots of things and a great love of life in the countryside. I wanted to live in the country since I was a little girl, and always felt like a country girl at heart trapped in a town girl’s world. I get much joy out of living my simple, creative life. I have multiple interests and skills and juggle lots of projects at the same time. I am a serial learner. I also like to help other people learn. I am a stay-at-home mum to the The Little Fulla and Miss Scarlet, with occasional side hussles of selling native plants, Christmas decorations and Australorp chickens. My favourite thing to do is gardening or any sort of work outside. While I like having little adventures, my favourite place to be is at home with my family.

The Husband

The Husband works in the IT network industry and was previously a chef. That means he can make nice food for us as well as being extremely helpful with technology and other manly stuff around the house. He is the best cook in the house (apparently), although he doesn’t get to do most of the cooking now. He’s the tomato soup maker of the family. If he had his way the entire Veggie Garden would be planted in tomatoes. Sometimes he just needs a little bit of convincing to partake in my garden schemes and building projects, but he likes the part where food comes out at the other end. He is most happy in front of the computer. He has a bunch of different skills that just need an outlet to be tapped into.

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The Little Fulla

The Little Fulla is our first human child. He’s full of beans and always up to something. It’s no wonder, with a fidget father and a multiple multi-tasking mother. He is 6 now. He likes to help with many tasks around the homestead, especially chicken chores and building or fixing things. Or destroying things. I know where his insatiable desire to learn things and his determination come from. He has a great sense of humour and enjoys being a bit of a clown.

Miss Scarlet

Miss Scarlet is our much-anticipated second human child. She is almost 11 months old. She’s a bit more cautious than her brother but is a great explorer and lover of food, plus anything else that will fit in her mouth. Her favourite homesteading tasks are putting pieces of garden in her mouth and riding in the wheelbarrow.


Nala is our senior fur child. She is beloved. She likes to talk to us, likes to sleep long hours in or near the house and patiently watches and catches critters in the garden. She used to get quite nutty but she has slowed down a lot, being 15 years old now. Thankfully, she still catches mice.


The Chickens

The feather children have a page to themselves in the menu up the top. Because they really do like having things all to themselves.