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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Chest of Drawers

Finally completed the Chest of Drawers in Alex’s room.  Looks great and has much help from many helpers.  They include Tracey, Matteo, Marcus, Katja, Angela and Mathieu.  Thanks everyone for the help.  It was a labour love and looks wonderful. … Continue reading

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Cheese Making

We had another cheese making day at Ironbark Grange.  Lots of cheese and a long day, but we all had fun.  Our current helpers Tracy (Kiwi), Celiane (French) and Una (Taiwan) had a full day making Camembert , Romano, Cheddar, … 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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Spring in the Orchard

After a great two days of rain we are out in the orchard and are continuing to prune the remaining trees.  Over the last few days we have pruned 4 custard apple trees.  Ann and I had attended a Sub … Continue reading

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Chest of Drawers

Currently working on a chest of drawers, similar to the dressing table in Zoe’s room, but much larger.  The wood used will be Black Bean (a beautiful dark brown timber) for the top and frame, Silky Oak (heavily flecked light … Continue reading

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Welcome

We have a new web site, thanks to Santiago our helper from Argentinia. A lot more professional and much more information. Thanks Santi for your efforts.

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