red and green

bottlebrush2christmastreechristmascakeIMG_8669crochettreeIMG_8675starSomehow the first day of December sneaks up on us every year – we wonder where did the year ago, we count on the calendar just a handful of weeks left to the year, we remark how wonderful that advent has begun!

And so we bake fruit cake and wrap it up to age in the pantry, we string up handmade garlands and stars, we find a tiny pine tree in a nearby paddock and adorn it with our funny collection of decorations bought and given and made all over the world, we play finger puppets with mamie and read stories on the bed, we work on handmade gifts, we crochet late at night and sip creamy tea, we light the first candle of the advent wreath and usher soft prayers of hope.

Amidst all the busyness, the hum drum, the deadlines
we pause, we savour this special time of year…


For those interested we have two more markets left for this year; we will be selling our pasture raised chickens and eggs as well as my European-inspired gluten free Christmas delights. Think dark fragrant gingerbread, moist fruit cakes, dark chocolate, hazelnut + clove cookies, buttery vanilla bean shortbread, dainty mince pies and of course those beeswax baked custards – canéles!

Come along and find some delicious treats to store up and share with loved ones this happy season!

Woodend Farmers’ Market
Saturday December 5th 
8am – 1pm
High street, Woodend

Kyneton Farmers Market
Saturday December 12th
8am – 1pm
St. Paul’s park, Piper Street, Kyneton

3 thoughts on “red and green

  1. Dear Emily,

    And it was difficult to resist writing: “Dear Earth Mother Poster Girl” but ignore that passing thought if it embarrasses your dear self.
    I often feel like weeping at the sheer beauty in every Hand To Ground post. Coupled with your writing it can be a very moving experience. You don’t dwell on the countless hours of hard, or gruelingly hard, work by you and Alex that achieves all this beauty, be it the farm’s produce, or Reu and Beren!
    The newer pictures of the seasonally different produce is so gorgeous I want to paint them. I seriously think you should consider having Hand To Ground published in book form. I would buy it and I’m confident many others would.

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