Then there is the farm. Oh how just saying those words fills me with an intense feeling of happiness. While small by true “farm” standards (two point three hectares to be exact) the farm is filled with so much potential and the vision I have in my mind is so clear. Over the past seven plus months, I’ve been exploring every inch of the farm, studying the weather and making a note of the wild life I encounter. Rather than coming in with preset ideas, I’m letting the lay of the land dictate the overall design and in doing so, everything has a natural flow to it with unique spaces revealing themselves all the time.
Progress has been slow going in some regards, but overall I’m happy with how things are shaping up. So far I have managed to do the following projects:
- Opened up the main glade (where I am currently camped).
- Setup a pretty efficient base camp.
- Cleared and processed a ton of black wattle.
- Created a path way herb garden for guests.
- Opened up the Fig Grove hideaway.
- Created another bigger guest herb garden.
- Cleared a big section of black wattle on the top third section of the property.
- Cleared a path to where the guest car port will be.
- Built an enclosure for the guest bathroom.
- Built a basic swing.
- Added a hammock for guests.
- Excavated the old cottage ruin kitchen, to be used as a outdoor cooking space for guests.
- Built a tool shed.
- Extended the tool shed with a recycling box.
There is still a lot to do before the farm will be ready for guests, but I’m getting closer with each day that passes and that is good enough for me.
More updates to follow.