Summer and I joined Mum for a drive to Penola a couple of weeks ago, to have a look at St Mary's Garden.
After lunch at the bakery in town, she took us to Sharam Cottage.
Sharam cottage is a National Trust property on Petticoat Lane in Penola. It has been preserved to show how the Sharam family lived in the late nineteenth century.
So interesting to see and read their story, if you get the chance, GO and have a look.
At the back of the buildings, there's a gorgeous little herb, fruit and veggie garden. Produce is left in a little wooden hut for purchase, and you're free to pick as many herbs as you like for a donation. You'll be greeted by the most friendly ginger cat on your arrival! He's a charmer.
The first four photos are from that day we visited with Mum. I returned last week on my own (I needed a mental health day/drive) and had a better look around and took more photos, as well as getting more herbs and some feijoas!
I'm so glad Mum showed me this, and I cannot believe I hadn't been before!
|The internal walls were clad with hessian, then a layer of paper, so that the wallpaper of the day would stick to the wall. No gyprock in those days!|