Autunm at Valle Laguna

As I sit here typing away in the office, its raining outside! Beautiful heavy rain, complete with rolling thunder. I love the cooler months here on the farm, in fact I prefer the cooler weather full stop. I love the food, the clothes, the smell of the wood fire, frost on the ground and, the…

New Horizons

Valle Laguna is expanding!!! We have purchased a neighbouring property…..because we are crazy people! As if 100 acres wasn’t enough we’ve doubled our land and work load. It is an absolutely beautiful piece of land with the gorgeous house set high up on the hilltop with stunning views across the Watagan Mountains. We have named…

Hello February!!

Well that’s January 2021 done and dusted! Phew. This is a little recap of life at Valle Laguna over January and some of our plans for 2021. How did everyone go with their New Year resolutions? Are you still on track or did you lose momentum at the 14-21 day mark. Apparently that’s usually the…

Making Tomato Sauce with Home Grown Tomatoes

Today I spent some time in the kitchen making a beautiful tomato sauce. The recipe was given to me years ago by an Italian friend and I have used it many times. Before I start I feel that I need to clarify one small thing…..this is not “Passata“. I made the mistake of calling it…

Valle Laguna Book Club March Review

Valle Laguna Book Club March Review   If ever we needed some escapism it’s now. Self-isolation might be the perfect opportunity to catch up on books, but even without guest here, there are still plenty of jobs to do here at the farm. We’ve taken the opportunity to get out in the garden, and tick…

January 2020- Fire Fatigue

It rained overnight and it’s been cool and overcast all day. This change in weather has caused me to feel a little bit emotional. It’s a good kind of emotional. I’ve coined a new phrase that I’m calling “Fire Fatigue”. On the 30th November I posted the picture below on my Facebook page with a…