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roof was totally replaced
in 1990 and all new verandah decking laid in 1991. The exterior of the house has
recently been totally repainted and "gutter guard" installed.
The drive side of the house is accessed by way of an additional set of steps via
a pathway from the drive; this gives direct access to the office. Discreet shrub
beds surround the house without interfering with views & access.
garden is really well established & has many mature gum & native trees. There
are also several hoop pines, liquid ambers, silky oaks, blackbean, red fig & jacarandas.
Avocadoes, citrus (mandarin, orange, lemons, limes, grapefruit
& tangello), edible fig, bay & curry leaf trees add an extra culinary element. About
1 acre of lawn surrounds the house, so that with the adjacent orchards & garden,
there is always an abundance of birds on the property.
The back garden has plenty of lawn, including a sunken area that is also the
home of the herb patch & therefore handy for the kitchen. Included in this area
is a shade house that is ideal for all those potting & propagation tasks.
is ample space for vehicles with a double roller door garage and a large adjacent
carport! To the rear of the garage is a partitioned off workshop with its own
access from under the carport. This building is serviced by electric power with
lights in the front and rear sections together with a double power point serving
each section. An additional spotlight is positioned on the outside of the garage
which can be used to light the driveway to the bales area. |
The carport also
doubles as shedding for young livestock in hot or wet conditions. It has a gate
that will allow access to the paddocks or swing across to allow livestock access
to the covered area.
the yards, an old chook pen has been converted into a shade house. This feature
provides an excellent & cool spot in which to have that evening glass of wine
on a warm day.
Yards & Loading ramp allow for the easy receipt and despatch of livestock. The
Yards have recently been totally rebuilt using treated hardwood of 200 x 50 mm
dimensions; this is capped with stockyard wire to give an overall containment
height in excess of 2 metres. There are three gated sections to the yard area
giving many options when drafting or working stock. To assist with all your stock
treatment there is a full size crush complete with head bale and veterinary access
gates! The total yard area makes it possible to easily work stock!
The old bales have
been converted into a workshop & timber storage area that is serviced by 3
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property has several mature avocado trees
ensuring that avocado fruit is available for picking over an extended season.|
The macadamia orchard comprises 85 trees across 4 commercial varieties - all grafted
trees. These trees were planted in 1990 & have just reached full maturity.
Yield from the orchard is currently of the order of 2 tonnes, with most of this
fruit being sold to commercial processors. Since the nuts are grown using organic
practices, sufficient nuts are retained for sale at our Organic Produce Stall!
property has a "serious" vegetable patch. The current owners grow all their own
vegetables & sell the surplus on the property Produce Stall. All vegies have been
grown using organic cultivation techniques for the past 20 years! The deep red
volcanic soil is just made for high yields of every possible vegetable. There
are also several Lady Finger Banana palms.|
property pasture is kikuyu and is divided into 12 paddocks of varying size. The
smaller paddocks are located closer to the yards thus making them ideal for the
raising of young stock; the stock is then gradually moved into the larger paddocks
as they mature. Most of the fences on the property have been recently renewed
and galvanised steel or 5 bar wooden gates fitted!|
Plenty of shade trees are
available in all paddocks, with watering from either piped troughs or direct access
to the dam. There are 4 majestic old Morton Bay Figs that diagonally span the
property from North West to South East. The shade shown in the photograph is cast
by the first of them.