Well it’s been a little over two months since we last wrote! To be honest we have found it a bit hard writing about the property when we are not there however we had a chance to visit early August so I have a few updates to share.
Ashby wanted to see the brook at full capacity and didn’t we choose a good weekend! The property had over 100mm the week prior so there was water everywhere and lots of sticks and debris laying around from the rush of water. It wasn’t as pretty and magical as I expected but still great to visit. We didn’t get a chance to see the houses or sheds, as we have rented both houses and aren’t allowed to visit unless it is for an inspection. We hope to have one in October, which will be great to see the work that the handy man has done and the new bathroom in the cottage house.
While we were down south we also managed to have a tour of a fully functioning permaculture farm. This is a concept that we will be following along with some other concepts like natural sequence farming. Was pretty cool to see one in action and to see the sorts of things that we could create. There’s going to be lots of work and hopefully that will equal lots of reward!
Ashby has been busy with his diploma in horticulture and is still planning to complete it by the end of the year. I have started a free small business course online which has been rather interesting (click here, if you would like to know more).
We plan to incorporate learning’s from the course to develop our ideas for the property. Quite hard to pin point exactly what we will be doing, when we have so many ideas!
I have included some photos of the farm in winter and also our visit to the permaculture farm. Hopefully the next post will come from Ashby on the types of concepts we want to follow and a bit of background on why we are choosing to go down that path.