July Wood Chop Working Bee
A Gippsland winter can be bitter. Our trusty Everhot Deluxe 204 wood fire oven/stove has staved off many a cold night and cooked it’s fair share of pumpkin soups and crusty sourdough. So many soups in fact that we had worked through pretty well all of our firewood. The big mission of this weekend was to gather, chop and stack as much timber as possible. By getting our firewood stack prepared now we are able to cure the wood for the coming year, making it burn cleaner and easier come winter 2017.
The sky was uncharacteristically merciful this weekend and we had an excellent turnout of willing hands with folks travelling from as far afield as the Bellarine Peninsula and Wollongong. With more labour and better weather than we new what to do with we also got stuck into the gardens and a mighty spring clean of the tennis court.
Loading up the barrows of soil to level out the area for our future timber shelter
Thank you again to our stellar cooking team, including the indefatigable efforts of our resident baker who stayed up till 3am cooking 10 loaves sourdough!
A fresh, local, organic banquet as thanks to all our willing workings. What great tucker!
Thanks again to all who came out and the hard yakka you poured into the property. For those who’d like to come and check the place out our next Working Bee should be early September, with a focus on the veggie gardens & Spring planting 🙂 If you’re keen to get along to future working bee’s either follow us on Facebook or send as a message in our ‘Contact’ section and we’ll add you to the mailing list.