The Country Diary of a GenX Woman


We are custodians of 84 acres in the SW of Western Australia, halfway between Busselton and Margaret River.

Since December 2009 we have planted 10 acres of spotted gums, planted another 5,000 trees and shrubs in shelter belts, improved the soils, sown and harvested 9 acres of oaten hay in 3 paddocks (after picking up many rocks) and established paddocks for horses and rotational grazing for our sheep.

We have horses, chickens, guinea fowl, goats, sheep and a dog.

I kept meaning to start a farm diary, but could never get organised or find the time, but I finally got going in 2013.

I had been inspired by “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” which my Godmother gave me when I was 12. I wanted to record a short, sharp statement each day, documenting the rainfall, the weather, and the wildlife. I wanted it to become a useful record, helping the farm get bigger and better each year.

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Inspired by The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady