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 that all finds are declared, and we have the option to keep items related to the long history of the property. We discovered just recently that we had stables here at one point. As you have already seen from the photos, we also had a new addition arrive this week. An eight week old, four legged tripping hazard, (Springer Spaniel) that we have named Samson.

We will also be using one of the backpacker programs here in Tasmania quite soon. This will enable us to get a lot more of the cleaning up and clearing done over winter. We have finished the guest room in the main house, and should have the first guest room done in the Bird House (the outbuilding) in the next few weeks. We have also ordered everything we need to refit the main bathroom, as this will initially be the bathroom that guests use.

Our wood heater and satellite internet are also going in over coming weeks.


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).

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 aircon 🙂 A week later, in a cafe, several people came in and ordered ‘pastie rolls.’ I had to sneak a look to find that the humble pastie had an additional name here 🙂 I will keep you all updated as I endeavour to master this new language 🙂