January 29, 2010 at 9:53 am #251263
Hi everyone! I’ve finally rediscovered this site and am in my element 😀
My little family have moved onto our 37 acres in Dongara WA (Bookara to be exact), we’re living in our caravan and shed while we build our house. I’m looking forward to starting to build the vege patch and getting some fruit trees in and planting tuarts, illyarries and red gums all over the property, though not until it cools down.
We have 8 isa brown chooks at the moment that lay way too many eggs, and shortly we will get some ducks to keep the snail population down. My parents have a property down the road and will give us some of their orphan lambs to start our flock, Dad is a butcher and slaughters as well so that’ll come in handy 😉
I can’t wait to get everything going, the house is the main priority at the moment but once that’s done, look out! You’ll all be sick of me soon enough haha!
ShellyJanuary 29, 2010 at 9:59 am #451980BelMember
Welcome to the site :wave::wave:January 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm #451981swaggieMember
Hi Shelly, Welcome 🙂
I am another sandgroper, currently in Busselton, but heading up to Wiluna in April on a personal trial before moving out there permanently next year if all goes to plan 🙂
All I know is that I have to get back to this station I stayed on for 3 weeks last year, and things will work out. I don’t like to bring religion into conversation in a forum like this, but I feel I am following God’s plan for me.
The vague idea is that we will improve the Aboriginal community at the station as well as setting something up for whitefellas too.
Personally I am going to live a simple and self-sufficient lifestyle out there in the aim of improving my health and trying to get out of the welfare system.
Anyway, enjoy the site- its been a great source of information and support for me 🙂
BrendanJanuary 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm #451982BobbeeMember
Hi there, Welcome back. :wave::wave:January 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm #451983ErthgirlMember
Sounds like a great task you’ve got ahead. Beautiful place Dongara… I lived in Geraldton years ago…
Cheers – Erthgirl xJanuary 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm #451984Tassie TigerMember
Sounds like exciting times ahead. Enjoy the journey:tup:January 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm #451985GgangMember
we are sort of just down the road near Lancelin 😀 same climate anyway 😆 same sand to battle with !
AnneJanuary 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm #451986AnjaMember
:wave:January 30, 2010 at 2:37 am #451987
Awww shucks :shy: thanks everyone!
swaggie – sounds like you have a plan, good luck to you and I really hope it all works out!
Ggang – Hello neighbour (sort of). I grew up in Mundijong and then lived in residential Baldivis and I’ve gotta say, the soil up here is so much better! We have loam, sand, pockets of limestone and marl and a ridge of granite running through the middle of the place. The soil here is fairly fertile too which does make things easier to grow.
Cheers guys!January 30, 2010 at 3:37 am #451988bdm6125Member
Hiya Shelly…We are sortof doing the same thing as you, ie living in a park home while building…sure tests the family unit and tollerance some!! LOL
Good luck!January 31, 2010 at 1:27 am #451989
Hi bdm6125! I just noticed you are in Serpentine, I grew up in Mundijong so spent many a weekend at Serpy Falls!
Oh yes, I love my kids but with us all living in each others pockets, my patience gets tested on a regular basis… can’t wait to finally have some privacy! Slab gets laid this Thursday yay!January 31, 2010 at 8:14 am #451990GgangMember
I am amazed that your soil is so good I presumed all the coastal area was like here ! lucky you 😀
I lived in Serpentine and then Mundijong from 1976 to 1988 !!
AnneJanuary 31, 2010 at 9:50 am #451991daksaMember
hi and welcome Shelly, I am always impressed by people like you who bite the bulet and walk the talk. we lived in a 16 ft caravan for two years in Geralton, loved it and always wanted to do what you are doing, never got there. 🙁 now just doing my bit in the burbs. :tup:February 4, 2010 at 1:14 am #451992pennyMember
Long time since I had time to be involved but now have the time and will be building a house on the property at Beverley. Straw bale- we are really looking forward to the next adventure:tup:February 4, 2010 at 3:21 am #451993JeanieParticipant
Hi shelly lived in Jarrahdale for 16yrs moved out 2004 knew a lot of people in Mundi.
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