Homes+ (Australia) - - READERS’ HOMES -

At their pre­vi­ous home in Mel­bourne, the fam­ily had be­come proud ur­ban farm­ers, turn­ing ev­ery us­able piece of soil over to vegie plots. “By­ron and

I both love to gar­den and we do plan to get a pro­duc­tive gar­den es­tab­lished here – it’s just a mat­ter of find­ing the time,” says Marlo. They all ap­pre­ci­ate hav­ing so much out­door space, which al­lows the chil­dren plenty of room to play – and en­sures the chooks are never short of a spot to peck. “Our back­yard is beau­ti­fully shady in sum­mer and the gum trees out the front glow the most gor­geous shade of pink at sun­set,” says Marlo. “And the gar­den in­cludes thriv­ing macadamia trees – the girls en­joy col­lect­ing the nuts and smash­ing them open with a ham­mer. All good fun!”

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