Ironbark Grange Projects updated

Many of the past and present projects on our property, Ironbark Grange have been updated. Check them out Link

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Ironbark Grange Promo

A light hearted look at life on the farm at Ironbark Grange 2012.  Ironbark Grange Promo

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Ironbark Grange Cloud View

Ironbark Grange Cloud View from Peter van Velzen on Vimeo. We have a great view of the Brisbane Valley North for 60km to Brisbane and Beyond. The view shown was taken on a February morning and is typical of the … Continue reading

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Mighty Madelaine

Madelaine our Muskovy Duck has intimidated a few helpers (all feathers and no teeth!). Here she shows her sensitive nature. Mighty Madelaine

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The Brush Cutters at Ironbark Grange

This video was produced by Steve a HelpXer who put together a number of videos about life at Ironbark Grange. More are forthcoming.

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Silky Oak Coffee Table

The Silk Oak (Grevillea Robusta) timber was felled and milled by a friend and I from the local area.  We sized and dressed the timber at Ironbark Grange and then completed the project over quite a few months with the … Continue reading

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Sous Vide cooking

Helpers that have stayed here at Ironbark Grange would know that we have always had a passion for good food.  Australian Masterchef (the TV show) has been watched enthusiastically here and has inspired our family and helpers to create food … Continue reading

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PID controller

The aim was to cook “Sous Vide” (see recent post) and to do this I needed to build a  proportional–integral–derivative controller (PID controller).   It is a generic control loop feedback mechanism (controller) widely used in industrial control systems – … Continue reading

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Honey Honey

After much delay we finally got around to inspecting the bee hive at the back of the shed.  It had been about eight months so I was expecting the hive to have some honey for robbing. The hive is currently … Continue reading

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The Two Amegos

We are often blessed with helpers with a great sense of humour.  I thought I would share a few classic images of these two great French guys.

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