Operation Homestead: Day 1

First full day of access to our new house. Still sinking in that it really is ours and that we will be moving to the country to live the dream! I’ve dreamed of this day for 15 or more years so it’s taking a LONG time time really sink in.

I am beyond tired tonight so this is more photos that post. My arms ache, my legs are doing jelly wobbles and I am ready for bed but it’s just gone 8:30pm! Need to stay up a little longer. šŸ˜¦

We arrived at 11 (ish) for a chat with another bloke to help us with our reno’s. He seems promising. šŸ™‚ On the way we swung into Bunnings to grab me some steel capped gumboots (or wellies as my dear British husband insists on calling them). Weather has been alternating between pouring rain and pouring sunshine today and we have learned a few things. There is a LOT of water on the block and several areas where drainage needs to be addressed. The weather can change very abruptly in Ballan. It’s VERY cold!

After lunch we got enough of a break in the weather to get the crates into place. I picked up 3 apple crates for $40 each from Dellios Apples in Bacchus Marsh for growing spuds in. I got the sort of ground leveled out and got them in place and laid down the first lot of lucerne mulch ready for the soil to go in on top. The weather turned nasty a few times in between so that took the arvo. We also mopped the floors in the house, gave the kitchen a clean, set up a few bits of furniture – portacot, trestle table and chairs – and generally reveled in the feeling of it already being home.

Anyway, here’s some photos.

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3 thoughts on “Operation Homestead: Day 1

  1. Kylie A. says:

    How exciting guys, what a beautiful place can’t wait to see what you do with it xo

  2. narf77 says:

    Welcome to the wilderness life! I, too, have an expat British husband (alternated between Liverpool and South-end-on-sea with an “ow’s ya farva” accent! ;)) and we live on 4 acres in Tasmanias north as penniless horticulture student hippies who are trying to get permaculture cycles working together here on Serendipity Farm. So far they are proving somewhat stubborn when it comes to cycling together in unison. One day it will all gel/mesh but by then the chooks will probably have taken over and will be ruling the place. Remember…next sunday is daylight savings and you have to get up earlier! šŸ˜‰

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