Purple Pear Farm
Purple Pear Farm
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Commenced:
01/01/2006
Submitted:
02/02/2011
Last updated:
19/05/2017
Location:
131 Anambah Road, Maitland, NSW, AU
Phone:
0249320443
Website:
www.purplepearfarm.com.au
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Our Island in the sun.

Project: Purple Pear Farm

Posted by Mark Brown almost 9 years ago

We have had plenty of sun lately and very little rain. Turning this to an opportunity was easy. While the duck pond is empty, why not put in a Mollison inspired island. We may even call it Tassie.

Dave and Kate were both reading the Intro to Pc and came to the bit with an island built from old tyres. It was considered a great idea to slosh around in the mud building the refuge for the birds.

We had some old tyres laying around from a failed project years ago and we  laid them out on the bank, paying attention to the high water mark.

 

Dave does the measuring.

As the structure grows the clay from the pond is packed into the tyres, deepening the pond and achoring the tyres to the pond floor. The cleaning of the pond will continue until the rain comes, with high quality clay being used around the place. As you can see, this is a messy job and at times like these an old bloke like me is grateful for a keen young wwoofer.

Like making mud pies!!!

With the island finished we plant out with things we scrounged from around the place. A small clumping bamboo was divided and places on top in the dry with Cardomon and canna along with sedges we pinched from the reed bed.

It was a cool job on a hot day but hard work in that mud.

With the plants in and a mulch of crusher dust There is nothing more to do but wait for the rain. Pleeeeeese!!!!

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Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes : I think it's fantastic that Dave or "honey bear" as we affectionately know him,was involved he is a happy fellow to work with as long as he is fed;>).What a splendid refuge for your feathered friends!! Now we all pray for rain at Purples place!!!!!!!.
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Maree Beveridge
Maree Beveridge : Brilliant. Well done!
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David Williamson
David Williamson : Hey! I know that guy.
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David Williamson
David Williamson : And may I add thats some fine handy work there, must have taken some great skill to make such a marvel.
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Mark Brown
Mark Brown : Thanks Honey Bear
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