We’re now officially farmers!

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The house with a backdrop of rainforest, and a wombat hole in the foreground

Over the years, we’ve implemented an tremendous series of improvements to our house in Lewisham. We’ve been growing all our greens, collecting eggs from our chickens and harvesting honey from the beehives on our roof.

We’ve also guerrilla gardened our verge, the convent behind us and alongside the railway station.

But our ambitions haven’t stopped there, and I’m pleased to say that as of today, we’re now going to be farmers!

After much searching, we’ve purchased a 22ha (56acre) property in the hills overlooking Berry on the South coast.

The lovely two-story cottage sits on the side of a hill, with a backdrop of lush rainforest. Amongst the trees, there are six main fields which total about 4-5ha (8-10acres), with a rural zoning.

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Surveying just one of the lush fields on the property

Fear not, we’re not leaving Lewisham! For the next while, this will be a weekender for us, with our main residence remaining in Sydney.

We have big plans for the property, however, with a 10-20 year permaculture project in the pipeline. More on this soon…

In the meantime, we’ll start shopping for a tractor, and a shed to put it in 🙂
(We get access to the property at the end of March.)

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A small sample of the rainforest that makes up the majority of our land

 

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4 thoughts on “We’re now officially farmers!

    Michael Sampson said:
    December 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Congrats! This has been a long time in the works. You two will be busy … forever.

    Katrina Wilkins said:
    December 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Oh well done. I’ll a little jealous. It looks wonderful

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    Tim Pullen said:
    December 15, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Brilliant! I admire your energy and values. Looking forward to reading inspirational stories about Berry.

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