Just an update

Hey again folks, sorry it has been a while since our last post lots of things happening and as always with us being do’ers we tend to forget to take photos.  We are hoping to change that as time goes on, but we thought we would give you an update on what has been happening.   On the property  we have managed to clear the braken ferns and flax lillies enough to make a small diverese food forest of Apples, Nectarines, Plums, Cherries, Figs, Currants, Raspberries, Black berries, Pears, Hazel and Wall nuts and a Loquat tree.  So busy, busy, busy, like a kicked ants nest.  I am also in the process of making a fenced off area for the veggie garden this is more to stop the chickens and wallabies than any real fencing.  On a more mechanical note I have been able to fix the old tractor we bought (it was unable to be started via the lever/solenoid) it had to be tow started which is very inconvenient on a bush block.  So after upgrading the starter solenoid and replacing the earth cable she pretty much fired up straight away (scared the kids and myself pretty good as we weren’t expecting it).  Next on the tractors list is a new alternator so we can keep the battery charged and also run the lights etc.  The hydraulics work a treat after I figured out the PTO (power take off) needs to be engaged for the hydraulic pump to engage.  Oh we also have a few more animals on the property now, two new Boer does and 2 miniature piggies (whom we have dubbed “Gru” and “Lucy”  We have also joined up with the Launceston Homes School group so the kids can get that much needed social time with other kids as well as us with other adults.

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