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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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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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Tennis: French Style

Pierre and Romain, I have to thank you for many hours on court.  The tennis was great, but the laughs were even better.

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Paving the back of the house

An area of the property that required attention, but was a rather daunting task, was the back of the house.  The original intention was to concrete this ground and make it more accessible during wet weather and safer to spot … Continue reading

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The Quack-a-dental Tourist

Madelaine has returned from a few weeks holiday on top of beautiful Mt Tamborine.  Somewhat to our surprise she persuaded our nearest neighbour that a holiday was in order and the top of the mountain was an obvious choice. Madelaine … Continue reading

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Super Italian Helper lands at Ironbark Grange

As an international Italian Super Helper Matteo is an expert at keeping international relations at a close and personal level.  His experience in this area is in evidence here where he uses a delicate touch to ensure that work progresses … Continue reading

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What great weather

The temperature has climbed 5 degrees over the last few weeks and it’s wonderful to work outside.  The mornings are still crisp and the air smells great, especially after the rain we have had. The house rainwater tank and associated … Continue reading

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