Running Away to Become Beekeepers

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Last Wednesday we said goodbye to The Humpy and, with the ute loaded up with all our worldly possessions (including the three dogs), we drove ten hours up to Kurrajong in the Blue… Continue reading

The Fog Has Returned

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For the first time this year fog descended on The Humpy, and its arrival was announced by Rohan saying: “Look outside at the weather, there is no weather!” We get some epic fogs… Continue reading

Friedel Family Apple Strudel Recipe

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My grandparents moved here from Germany after WW2 – the choice of destination was dictated largely by the fact that they got Australian sponsors.  They were very self-reliant people and always grew vegetables,… Continue reading

Close Encounters with Lyrebirds & Hiking in the Cathedral Range

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Today was my thirty third birthday.  Rohan and I have a non-materialisic tradition of doing novel activities together on our respective birthdays. Last year for my birthday we did Tim Malfroy’s Natural Beekeeping… Continue reading

The Best Chocolates Ever

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It’s a bold claim, but we’re sticking by it: these chocolates sent to us by Viviane of Chocolate Chilli Mango fame are the best chocolates ever. They are the most decadent of sweet treats with… Continue reading

“He’s Worse Than a Flock of Cockatoos”: Cultured Fig Butter

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First, an explanation… Work for me is a very relaxed affair.  I work with my father-in-law throughout the spring and summer months, and he tends to be very flexible with our approach to… Continue reading

Easy Cultured Mayonnaise

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Prior to moving out here I had very little interest in food preparation, in fact I saw it as a necessary chore to be endured and tried to minimise time spent doing it… Continue reading

Snippets of our Weekend

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Another beautiful and very busy weekend here at Humpy Creek!  Here’s just a little bit of what we’ve been up to:

Upside Down Warre Hive

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Not long ago we got our first Warre hive populated.  A couple of weeks ago when we went to remove an empty box we’d nadired to help them cope with a some over… Continue reading

Guest Post on Chocolate Chilli Mango

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We have been lucky enough to be invited to do a guest post on the gorgeous and delectable Chocolate Chilli Mango blog!  Check out our take one one of the best comfort foods… Continue reading