Len & Bev's new block of ground
G'day from len and bev, bev is a young 47 year old, and len an aging 55
year old we have 1 of our 2 daughters still living at home with us she is
soon to commence a course at TAFE college, to learn software engineering and
some hardware engineering. We have a daughter who is married and she has
given us 2 great grand children a pigeon pair, 1 is 6 years old the other 2
years old and she has another on the way a second boy we are reliably told.
So with 2 grandsons I won't be as out voted as I used to be lol.
Our plans with our recently purchased block of ground is to try and live
affordably as sustainable and as self sufficient as is possible, only time
will tell as to how successful we are.
We live in south eastern Queensland in Australia, our new address is
situated app' 200 kilometers or 2 hours north of Brisbane, which is the
capital of Queensland. we will provide a GPS reading at a later date for
those who can to calculate our position.
Details of the land area as follows:
- It is 70 acres in size with a dam, a creek and a water hole gulley.
- Approximately 1/2 the block is well treed, the other 1/2 will need a large
planting to bring it up to scratch.
- It is ex-grazing land that has been over grazed (as was much of the grazing
land we saw in our plight)
- The block is situated 30 k from Gympie, it is 5 k off the highway. A further
30 k to the east is the Sandy Straights and Frazer Island.
Left: (1) From the western gate looking north to the front road, the
road visible on the left is the road reserve on the western boundary.
Right: (3) From the same position looking nt/east across the land fill
area at the front of the block, this is the area that is probably causing
discolouration of the dam water. the dam will be featured in future shots.
Left: (4) Again from the same position looking to east boundary across the
dam just visible in middle of shot.
Right: (6) Same position looking sth/east toward creek and wooded area, the
tall grass in the right centre of shot is blady grass the cattle seem to
avoid grazing on it as it gets pretty tough at maturity, probably better for
grazing when shoots are younger, it does however make good fodder when
chaffed and mixed with other material. there are patches of it all over the
front 1/2 of the block.
Left: (7) Looking east from the building site the dam is centre left of
the shot, the wetland below the dam is in the centre of the pic. The land
rises steadily to the western boundary behind the photographer so this should
help with the windbreaking for the winter westerlies.
Right: (8) From the home site looking just nth/east over the dam, the dry
looking ground in the foreground is where the cattle gather at night as this
area is full of manure pads, that is what i presume happens. You will note
that there is a wide gully coming from the nrth/west between the dam and the
house and beyond the dam and to the right is another wide gully coming from
the nrth/east, the contours of the block feature a number of these catchment areas. So will
lend it self to many dams if need be.
Left: (9) Zoomed in shot of the dam view from where the house will be.
Right: (10) Looking south from the home site, the dry looking ground in the
foreground is where the cattle rest at night (the cattle aren't and won't be
mine). The trees roughly represent the southern boundary. and the line of the creek that beigins on my block, this is outside of my boundary though.
E-mail us if you have any further questions or
comment. Thank you,
Len and Bev
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