Garden Update

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The gardens growing wildly now with the combination of warm sunny days and regular rain. We enjoyed our first garden grown tomato with Cat and Jeff. It was teRRiffic!

The veggie tally includes:

  • Heirloom tomatoes                
  • Carrots
  • Tomatillos
  • Capsicum
  • Cucumber                
  • Okra
  • Radish                
  • Broccoli
  • Yellow Onions
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Rocket
  • Mixed greens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Japanese Pumpkin
  • Yellow Squash
  • Watermelon
  • Giant Sunflower
  • Sage
  • Mixed herbs
  • Chives
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Roma Tomatoes

We also have about a dozen varieties of trees and shrubs were growing from seeds to seedlings.

These include:

  • Avocado
  • Pecan
  • Mexican Tree Fern
  • White and Standard Peaches
  • Plum
  • Frangipani
  • Bromliads
  • Lyquot Tree
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Coffee Bean
  • Leopard Tree
  • Various native wattles and gums

Settlement and first day as owners…

After many months looking and several false starts — we finally got everything arranged, in place and approved for closing on 179 Andersons Road, Federal Queensland (a.k.a. 2RP179979 )

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More specifics:

Lot area: 195665.97 hectares (48 acres)

LAT / LON -26 degrees 25’ 15.4” S 152 degrees 48’ 38.0” E        -26.420954, 152.810561

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qbxTbkNTVD62

There are a few neighbours, most with smaller properties across Andersons Road though none are readily visible once you are past the gate area. The forested area is breezy and shaded so I see why the former owner chose it for his shelters. It has a smaller fenced section separating it from the remainder of the property.

We spent the day cleaning up the debris in the forest around the caravan, carport, barn and getting to know the place better. As the former owner had passed away 10-years ago and absolutely nothing had been done since… it was in a state of decay.

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We stayed from 25 November until early December at Cat and Jeff’s holiday home in Tewantin. It is a 25 minute drive each way so many trips and much time on the road the first few weeks.