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Hmmm…. why stay at a BNB?

You stay for the little things you can’t buy. Birds in all shapes and sizes gravitate towards a place that provides shelter, food, variety in foliage, corridors of plantings. We are privileged to be surrounded by birdsong – Rufous Whistlers, Grey Shrike Thrushes, Spangled Drongoes, Mr Willy Wagtail, all freely offered in joy.

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Why stay at a bnb? Here’s another reason why.

‘Cosiness’ is one of those evocative words that can mean different things to different people. If it means a ‘little place and space’ where you can leave aside the hassles of the day to day world of dead-lines, decision-making, time-tables then timber in all its nuances certainly helps create an ambience of cosiness that nurtures.…

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It’s July …. and that’s CHLDERS FESTIVAL MONTH.

July – the month when we celebrate our gorgeous Winter weather along with the magnificent produce of the Bundaberg-Childers region. Terranzo the Winemaker & Maria the Little Cellar Rat are busy fine-tuning the menu for our LONG TABLE CHILDERS FESTIVAL DINNER IN THE WINERY. We always have a great time… come and join us. Still…

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Our feathered friends -1

We so love our trees (even if they do involve pruning, raking leaves…. but of course, that makes fabulous compost and mulch) Apart from the shade, flowers and assorted other beauty, trees and shrubs bring our feathered friends. The Spangled Drongo is such a show off and don’t we love those ‘show-offy’ ways of his.…

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A country morning blessed by sunrise

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift… that’s why it’s called ‘the present’. It might sound a little corny but hey, corny’s good, just like the gift of a country sunrise, unfettered and available to all. The Little Cellar Rat is really a lark, bathed by the sun each morning.

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HOME-MADE SOUP & WINTER…. JUST MADE FOR EACH OTHER

PUMPKIN AND SWEET POTATO SOUP RECIPE AS PROMISED: 500 g of diced pumpkin and sweet potato 200 g diced potato 2 x cloves garlic (minced) 750 ml stock or water (I use just water) 2 large tablespoons of coconut cream 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut (optional) 2 tsp green curry paste salt to taste. Now…

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Come to share our story

 ‘Story’ and the ‘telling of it’ are as old as society itself.  Stories are added to with the passing of the years. Stories reflect our challenges, our dreams, our struggles, our journey. Come and hear our story. But that’s only half of it…. we  ask to hear yours as well! CELLAR OPEN basically 7 DAYS…

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The joy of gardening…

The intention might be to spend just an hour, do a little tidying up, pick up that pile of prunings, rake up that patch of fallen leaves  and before you know it you’ve spent a full day in the garden!  Gardeners amongst you will know what I’m talking about. That touch of Autumn in the…

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What a difference a downpour makes!

After 3 months of virtually no rain, we were blessed with some decent downpours last week.  Yes, the weeds have shot off like sprinters from starting blocks, but the compensation is the beautiful lush green growth everywhere in the garden.

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