Treasures and tripping hazards

Many things are happening here at Silver Birch now. The pathways and clearing of new tracks (for both vehicle access and walking) are all coming along.  We’ve had a number of people out metal detecting on the property, which we are happy to do at any time. The only conditions we put on this, are […]

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Bird Life

These are just a few of the birds we have seen so far here at Silver Birch Homestead. We are more than happy for guests to add photos to this album, and we will also be starting a wall of bird photography in the ‘Bird House,’ (where the first guest rooms are).

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Heat Pumps & Pastie Rolls

I discovered a few weeks ago that there is a minor language barrier here 🙂 In conversation, someone started talking about ‘heat pumps.’ Well, not wanting to show my ignorance, I continued the conversation, assuming that this expression would eventually fall into place and context. Thankfully, it did. In Victoria these are called split system […]

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Birds & Gadgets

Here at Silver Birch Homestead, we are slowly getting around to buying new things that we need. We left a lot behind in Victoria, so there have of course been items to replace. There is also a growing list of items we simply didn’t need on a suburban block, many of which we are slowly […]

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Updates and Internets

Birds are finally in their new home, after weeks on a trailer or in a bathroom. The workshop is slowly beginni g to take shape, as is the study and the loungeroom. The gully behind the workshop is going to be a picnic area/ quiet place to relax. The entrance way and study still have […]

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Just a week.

In just over a week, we have made huge progress in the main house. Let me know what you think of the place so far. The laundry and entrance way are finished. The study is three quarters done. We now have distinct lounge room and dining room spaces. 

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The floating floor has started. The entranceway is coming along nicely. Tomorrow all the bookshelves will be built and placed in the freshly painted study, and the workshop should be well on the way by the end of the weekend as well. 

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Day Three. A place to call home.

What a long day. We left our lovely host’ beautiful home at around 8am. Thirty minutes later we arrive at our own (potentially) beautiful home. An hour later, the sound of a truck coming along our winding road, and finally all of our worldly possessions arrive, two weeks after we last saw them.  During the […]

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