Hello from Australia!

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Hello from Australia!

Post: #287392 bobby70
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:57 am

G'day.
I have just purchased 10 acres in Victoria, Australia, and am hoping to be fairly self sufficient. Rainwater, septic sewage system, solar power all in place. Beautiful homestead with open fireplaces.
My plans? Build a machinery shed, establish an orchard (only 1 lemon tree there now!), build a hothouse and garden beds. Expand the dam and reforest the majority of the land with Australian natives.
Wish me luck! :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287393 Cassiepod
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:19 pm

Hello there, that sounds wonderful. Welcome to the board and I look forward to following your progress!

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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287398 Green Aura
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:15 am

Hi Bobby, welcome to Ish. :wave:

Your set up sounds idyllic (well maybe not the open fires bit - they take some cleaning!). Have you had a look at anything on permaculture or food forests? You'd have the perfect set-up for starting something there. Have a look at anything by Geoff Lawton or Bill Mollison (the daddy of permaculture) - both fellow Australians. Of course I may be preaching to the choir :lol:
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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287401 Odsox
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:42 am

Welcome, and the best of luck Bobby. :wave:
You are amongst like minded people here.
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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287405 diggernotdreamer
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:37 pm

Welcome. Will the Aborigines mind standing around your acres making like trees. Good luck.

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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287408 Brewtrog
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:00 pm

Hello bobby. Sounds good to me, best of luck with it

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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287412 ina
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:07 pm

Hiya Bobby - welcome! Whereabouts in Victoria are you? I spent 8 very happy months there on a farm, a loooong time ago... (Well, the80s). I was near Timboon.
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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287414 happyhippy
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:39 pm

Hi Im also from Australia,currently in the UK.Good luck with your future plans,sounds awesome!

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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287420 bobby70
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:08 am

ina wrote:Hiya Bobby - welcome! Whereabouts in Victoria are you? I spent 8 very happy months there on a farm, a loooong time ago... (Well, the80s). I was near Timboon.


Thank you everyone, I am looking forward to picking your brains :icon_smile:

Gina - I am near Noojee, near Mt Baw Baw Very cold, but very beautiful

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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287435 ina
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:46 pm

It does look beautiful... Just had a look online. But what you call cold - ha, it seems to be about the same there as it is here now, and we are at the height of summer, more or less! Bucketing it down at the moment, but we desperately needed the rain. Same forecast for tomorrow, and - typical - the place where I work at the moment is having a BBQ tomorrow...
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Re: Hello from Australia!

Post: #287518 bonniethomas06
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:15 pm

Wow, how amazing is that photo? Looks absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to see your progress.
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