Total newbies on 8 acres Vic

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Last seen: 07/23/2019 - 20:26
Joined: 04/11/2019 - 10:34

Total newbies on 8 acres Vic

In Dec we moved to our "farm". Its 8 acres, off grid, bore and 2 dry as a bone dams. And from next week both semi retiring to work towards self sufficiency, Ha! Came here to learn

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Last seen: 07/23/2019 - 22:21
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Shelle,

Welcome to the small farm forum and congratulations on the new move.

Water has become a real issue for a lot of people over the past few years with such dry seasons.

We also have a Facebook discussion group which you may like to join
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarmStyle

Look forward to hearing how your farming and self sufficient lifestyle progresses.

Regards,

Charlie

Last seen: 06/11/2019 - 19:02
Joined: 06/11/2019 - 14:01

Go newbie guys,
Fridge full of cold beer a must. Also any big decisions should be make after a cup of tea and a think about it.. my nannas words ... Be prepared to loose some weight buy a belt. you will need 2 pairs of boots each, they get wet. also pair of gummies tall ones . Plant trees you will get plenty of practice sitting under them. Make a lovely recycled seat for the missus, and your all set. good luck friends after 28 years got plenty of advise, our ground was so hard couldn't even get a mattick in. and that was the pointy end.
Best of luck enjoy every moment . Remember there are no problems just solutions
sally

Last seen: 06/11/2019 - 19:02
Joined: 06/11/2019 - 14:01

hi newbies
goodness forgot the most important thing , you need hats ….. the daggyer the better. Youll need a good supply of these , as you loose heaps , & wear out heaps .
sally

Last seen: 07/23/2019 - 11:55
Joined: 03/20/2019 - 11:41

Maybe a beanie or 2 as well. I am from Southern Victoria and although mild last few days we had a winter blast not long before that

Last seen: 07/23/2019 - 20:26
Joined: 04/11/2019 - 10:34

So first winter, and dams have filled-
and emptied.
Beanie's a must!
Been improving soil, composting, got fruit trees in. Planted trees for shade. House block fenced, and home brew on the go😊

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