Well, after some five months in the planning and execution, and $6,000 overrun, our new net shed/workshop is finished.
The old net shed, which embraced a pig sty, goat house, net storage and a lot of wasted space was in the state of early collapse.
Our backhoe specialist, Tony, had great fun demolishing it and making it all disappear.
Council approval took some time as we had to modify the original plans to include a retaining wall, as the volume of fill exceeded the 500 mm limit. This shed will be called “secret men’s business” to match Brenda’s “secret woman’s business” shed where no man dares to tread!
We now have a second goat, Fred (who was male – past tense). Fred is a noisy but delightful little saanen who was given to us by a neighbour. He and Gary are getting on well and the blackberry progress has increased significantly.
Born Bushey Herts UK in 1945. Migrated to Australia 1949. Schooled in Launceston Tas. Served in the RAAF 1963-1986 initially as an instrument mechanic, graduating from 64 pilots course in 1968. Service in Vietnam 1971. Graduate: Navy Staff College in 1984. Retired as Wing Commander 1986. Graduate: Charles Sturt University 1987 with BAppSc (Wine Science). A decade of wine politics 1987 - 2007 including state president (Tas) and national vice-president of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. State services member: Veterans Review Board 1991 - 2015 and chairman of Life Education Tasmania Inc 2007 - 2013. Passionate about wine; keen trekker in PNG; military history.