A blog of the Freer Family's adventures and misadventures emigrating to Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, and settling there.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
We'll be moving out onto a farm near Memana (on the east side of the Island, quite near Patriarch's Inlet). It's a bit further from the beach, and 20km from town (mostly tar)and will save us a small fortune in rent - we do have to fix a rather nice old farmhouse up as part of the bargain. I have been told it is out beyond Whoop-whoop :-) Well, that works for me.
As you can see the garden is... a little overgrown! The house itself was a rather neglected and grubby but I think could clean up nicely. It's a bit bigger than our present one, although I lose a little shed-space.
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Will you be able to take all the seedlings and other stuff you've improved on the current property?ReplyDelete
Inevitably not all. But I will take what is possible. I'm hoping to take my tank/raised beds - but the soil (mostly old horse manure - and therefore valuable) and plants will have to come out and while I will take trailer loads of the 'soil' stuff along (it's around two tons), it will mean the plants won't go. That means the loss of about 25 tomato plants. I'm hoping some will have cropped by then.ReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of work for the chookabago's occupants. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Lisa S. in Seattle (I've gotten out to the habit of typing that).