The new house tour - the land

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The bottom paddock - this will probably become the vegie patch

Along with the house we have five acres. Five beautiful, albeit neglected, acres. This is where we are most excited to get started. We have big plans for vegie gardens and lots more fruit trees.

More of the lower paddocks

This fellow has visited most evenings.

Mr Homespun's first comment when he saw this at the front door was that it had to go as it was just a mosquito breeding ground. I sulked because I love Koi Carp and really wanted to put some in the pond.

Luckily the day after we moved in we spotted this:

A Koi! Just one lonely Koi who Miss 10 promptly named Gobbles. We dashed to an aquarium/nursery on the other side of the lake to get food and to discuss how best to clean the pond up. So we are now armed with a plan, but it will take us a little while to find the time to implement it.

The gardens have been woefully neglected and I can't wait to get my hands dirty!

We are also lucky to have numerous fruit trees on the property, a few plums and other stone fruits, but the rest could be considered quite exotic. Feijoas, pomegranates and persimmons as well as some we have yet to figure out.

So although the house has a considerable amount of work required, the land has just as much, if not more. We will be busy little vegemites for quite some time to come.



  1. I can see there's a whole lot of fun to be had. Enjoy.

    And tell Mr Homespun that the frogs and fish will take care of the mosquitoes ;-)

  2. Just ONE koi? Oh that will have to be rectified!!! Wonderful tour of your new abode. Thanks for sharing.