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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2012, 09:02:08 pm »
Mal and Mark,

You are indeed living the dream. I am so envious :biggrin:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #101 on: January 09, 2013, 08:25:40 am »
Ok, so after being out at the farm for the whole holiday, and getting a ton of work done, we are many steps closer to knowing where we are going, what to do, plan and budget for... and it's all good!

We found a whole lot of arbitary stuff to hang on wall's, we built stuff and had fun!  Some pics...
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #102 on: January 09, 2013, 08:26:52 am »
Mark is just getting better and better with his camera...
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #103 on: January 09, 2013, 08:29:58 am »
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #104 on: January 09, 2013, 08:33:50 am »
Gorgeous Pics!

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #105 on: January 09, 2013, 08:37:24 am »
And to you!  :)  It's gonna be a terrific year!  ;D
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #106 on: January 09, 2013, 08:38:31 am »
...WOW

Happy New year  :thumleft:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #107 on: January 09, 2013, 08:42:21 am »
...WOW

Happy New year  :thumleft:

Thanks G, and for the 'blankets'! 

Amazing, geyzer only runs now for half an hour every 3 days!  Incredible.  So a HUGE thanks for that... and the calendar! ;D

You should be telling everyine here about your products!  Seriously!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #108 on: January 09, 2013, 09:06:34 am »
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #109 on: January 09, 2013, 09:53:33 am »
It looks beautiful there  :thumleft: Paradise.
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #110 on: January 09, 2013, 10:07:07 am »
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #111 on: January 09, 2013, 11:01:40 am »
Great pics, Judy, love that one of the water-lilly.

Did you and Mark build that little jetty? How did you set the uprights in the water? A friend has asked me to help him build a deck out over the side of his dam and has some massive logs to do it with, but the slope is really steep and the water drops off deep very quickly (it's too deep to stand about 2 meters out), so I was wondering how to do it. Are they set in waterproof concrete before you place them? I saw a thing on youtube where they dug a hole and then placed the uprights in a stack of car tyres and poured a special waterproof concrete into the tyres, but would prefer an option that doesn't leave a stack of tyres at the bottom of the lake if possible.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #112 on: January 09, 2013, 11:27:05 am »
Unfortunately that dam is not on our property but on a farm a couple of minutes away. I go fishing there on Sundays  :thumleft: .

Sorry I have no idea how they built that small jetty. I have built jetties before using aluminium poles and pipe clamps. If the water was 2m deep we used 4m pipes and hammered them into the mud/sand. Worked very well actually.
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2013, 11:48:59 am »
Unfortunately that dam is not on our property but on a farm a couple of minutes away. I go fishing there on Sundays  :thumleft: .

Sorry I have no idea how they built that small jetty. I have built jetties before using aluminium poles and pipe clamps. If the water was 2m deep we used 4m pipes and hammered them into the mud/sand. Worked very well actually.

Thanks for the reply Mark. Geoff (my mate) has already got some massive wooden poles / logs that have been treated. They're massive - about 5 meters long, with a diameter of 45cm! I have access to a mini-digger - think I might use it to excavate the bank and build a platform to work from and then dig holes for the pylons with the back-hoe from the bank, if the arm is long enough. Was just hoping you might have some insight into the task.

Enjoy your slice of paradise, it's great to read this thread. It's inspiring to see what others can achieve with hard-work and dedication.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #114 on: January 09, 2013, 01:07:18 pm »
Thanks Roadcat.....hard work and dedication  ;D that's what we did this December holidays. The only day off was the 2nd January, otherwise we worked every day on projects that we had set. We start planting in September and need to get about 4 hectors cleared before then, so out came the chain saw  >:D . Never knew there was a lumber jack hidden away in me.  :lol8: That was fun but serious hard work when you get it wrong, nothing like dropping a good size gun tree in the wrong direction.

The big work is still  coming as we need to install a 50K L reservoir and lay all the irrigation pipes before we start planting, dig holes for 1500 trees that will be planted. Do the fencing to keep the goats outs. and and and......but hell it is serious fun and so satisfying to do. Nothing bets working on your own land.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2013, 01:11:45 pm »
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Do the fencing to keep the goats outs

Come round to my place for some tips on that one, I have tried everything  and only 1 or 2 permutations actually work. Varkdraad is about the best and the ugliest.

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2013, 01:46:32 pm »
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Do the fencing to keep the goats outs

Come round to my place for some tips on that one, I have tried everything  and only 1 or 2 permutations actually work. Varkdraad is about the best and the ugliest.

Thats the one we will be installing but the goat herder just a super job and knows how to keep the goats in order, lets just say if he doesn't keep a good eye on them then his Baas ( not me ) dishes out a mean PK.  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #117 on: January 09, 2013, 03:30:52 pm »
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Do the fencing to keep the goats outs

Come round to my place for some tips on that one, I have tried everything  and only 1 or 2 permutations actually work. Varkdraad is about the best and the ugliest.

Thats the one we will be installing but the goat herder just a super job and knows how to keep the goats in order, lets just say if he doesn't keep a good eye on them then his Baas ( not me ) dishes out a mean PK.  :biggrin:
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Do the fencing to keep the goats outs

Come round to my place for some tips on that one, I have tried everything  and only 1 or 2 permutations actually work. Varkdraad is about the best and the ugliest.

Thats the one we will be installing but the goat herder just a super job and knows how to keep the goats in order, lets just say if he doesn't keep a good eye on them then his Baas ( not me ) dishes out a mean PK.  :biggrin:

We'd also love to pick your brain on a whole lot of things... So a visit would be great! ;D
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #118 on: January 09, 2013, 06:10:12 pm »
OK, just let us know when is suitable, this coming weekend is dead as far as lodge bookings are concerned (end of school holidates) so maybe we can put you up somewhere nice?

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #119 on: January 09, 2013, 07:21:02 pm »
can I take minutes  :laughing4:
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