Journal / Our Family

Plumb Bobs, a Little Bit of Magic & Jack Russell Puppies

Plumb Bobs, a Little Bit of Magic & Jack Russell Puppies

So really the biggest news I have to tell you is Norm then decided to use the “Plumb Bob” to test to see if in fact “Rolled Oats” (our Jack Russell) was pregnant.
Read more
Collection One - Glenwood Summer

Collection One - Glenwood Summer

For one of the first release of scarves we decided to come up with a design inspired by our garden at Glenwood which has a history of its own. 
Read more
Welcome to Glenwood

Welcome to Glenwood

Hi! My name is Pip Smith. Together with my wonderful husband Norm and our beautiful family we are the current custodians of our property/farm/ranch (depending where you live!) called “Glenwood”.
Read more
Grazier's Best Friend

Grazier's Best Friend

I always laugh at the names Norm comes up with for the dogs – I think it was a family tradition started by his Dad, Brian. Some of the more unusual names include Rolled Oats (our Jack Russell), Toothpaste and Bootlace.
Read more
Country Women's Association

Country Women's Association

I am a proud member of the Wellington Branch of the CWA (Country Women’s Association). Before joining I often wondered what the CWA did and whether it was just a bunch of country ladies getting together for a cup of tea, scones and a gossip. How wrong I was!
Read more
A Logo for LoveMerino

A Logo for LoveMerino

Our brief was to come up with something that reflected our values and included imagery of hearts, merino, wool, fibre, fleece, crimps and quality …. easy right!
Read more
Sallie the Pan Licker

Sallie the Pan Licker

Today I want to introduce you to Sallie who is the oldest hound of 3 “house dogs” we have. I was given Sal 12 years ago when the twins were 4 - which makes her 84 in dog years! 
Read more
Gus the Goanna

Gus the Goanna

Today we found out why we have been getting no eggs from the chooks – the culprit – a Goanna named Gus! As beautiful as he is we are missing our eggs – fried, scrambled or in cakes for morning tea.
Read more
A Trip to Tassy

A Trip to Tassy

We are currently on a farm near a little town called Cressie in Tasmania. It is also lovely and cool (well probably what the Tasmanians call warm) which I am loving, wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a Woolerina cardi.
Read more
Wildlife Rescue at Glenwood

Wildlife Rescue at Glenwood

It has been like an episode of Wildlife Rescue this week at Glenwood. Today I found a tiny sugar glider in the garden that must have fallen out of a tree. Steve Irwin would have been proud as I got a ladder and found a nice new home for “Cyril” in a big tree away from the house.
Read more
Burrs & Rain

Burrs & Rain

Norm and Frank have been chipping Bathurst Burrs which grow a dime a dozen especially when it rains. I remember my Dad used to pay us 1 cent a burr when we were growing up and earning about $4 for the day. I am not sure our kids would do it for 1 cent a burr nowadays!
Read more
Post Holiday Depression

Post Holiday Depression

The holidays have ended and I have PHD: Post-Holiday Depression! I have managed to iron and name tag a million pieces of clothing (well it feels like it!) for all 5 children.

Read more
38 results