About ATMT.

After deliberating for ages, I have finally plucked up the courage to have a go at establishing a blog! I live in Gippsland which is about 2 hours east of Melbourne Australia and have a hobby of  growing, cooking and preserving all kinds of foods and beverages. Many years ago I was a successful home cheesemaker but the family got sick of me taking over the entire kitchen (and sometimes the lounge as well) with my processing equipment. That along with upping my work hours to full-time meant I slowed down on the cheese production (and a lot of other things I really enjoyed!). I am keen to get back into cheesemaking and when we move I will  have a dedicated area for my preserving and cheesemaking, this will be called the ‘Fowlers room’ named in honour of the age-old Fowlers Vacola Preserving system. I love growing all kinds of fruit and veg and can’t wait to establish the new produce garden. We have purchased an historical house (1920ish) which needs a major dose of TLC and renovation. The focal point in the backyard of this house is a very old mulberry tree, the aim of this blog is to record and share all that goes on ‘around the mulberry tree’ whether in the garden, in the preserving room or in the renovation of this lovely old property.

11 Responses to About ATMT.

  1. Fairy says:

    Hello
    I am delighted to have found your blog. I read ones from all over the world but it is especially refreshing to find a like-minded soul close to ‘home’. I have never been to Gippsland, despite travelling to Victoria many times but we will be redressing that in March as we are driving from Melbourne to Canberra and staying at Lakes Entrance for 2 nights along the way.

    When I have time I will go back and read the older posts and I am looking forward to following your adventures in the ‘new old house’.

    Fairy xxx

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  2. suburbandigs says:

    Really lovely blog you have here! I’ve added you to my reader so hope to drop in often – take care, Michael.

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  3. lizard100 says:

    A preserving room! That’s a thing to be jealous of. I’d love to know more about making cheese.

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  4. reneeliamrhys says:

    Gorgeous blog and photography
    Alexa from Sydney, Australia blogging at http://www.Alexa-simplelife.com

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  5. rhinophile says:

    I have followed the link that Tammy, from Gippsland unwrapped, shared on Facebook. It’s great to find you here. I also have a Gippsland connection, we have a property in Wonyip and although we don’t live their full time, we are actively involved in the community.

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    • fergie51 says:

      Hi Ruth, thanks for visiting. I love South Gippsland, we had a property at Fish Creek for about 15 years and I was heartbroken when we sold it. I read the ‘about’ page of your blog and see you worked at Distance Ed. One of our fellow group members in our trip to Greece also worked there, John & Joanne Lanston I think were their names. He has some lovely stories to tell about his experiences. Cheers, Maree.

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