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THE PERFUMED GARDEN

The historic Hunter Valley town of Dungog takes its name from a word in the local Gringrai language meaning “place of thinly wooded hills”. Drive a short distance through flat dairy country and into the rolling foothills to the southeast and you reach Marshdale.

On a gentle rise overlooking a winding country road perches Four Acre Farm, a 100-year-old farmhouse fronted by a cottage garden and surrounded by not-sothinly wooded hills. It’s home to Dominique Northam and Tom Christie, Evelyn, 2, and baby Jude plus an excitable dog or two. Oh, and a small flock of Muscovy ducks.

It’s business out the back at Four Acre Farm, where

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