I'm back at my old haunt, Hungry Jacks, soaking up some wifi. On my last video post, Susan requested a look at the front of the little house. So, here it is:
She already looks a bit overgrown and unloved. The old owner actually lived in this house and rented the big one out to family and the garden was kept relatively neat. We've let it get a bit wild.
Anyway, as I mentioned in the video, we've decided to divert our attention to this house as soon as the last of the urgent repairs on the big house are finished. (Dan came home with a ute full of ceiling insulation yesterday for the big house - oh happy day!)
We've been told that a number of the vet students at USQ at Gatton have horses and want to find homes they can rent where they can keep their animals with them.
Enter our cottage! It solves the problem of what to do with our large horse paddock for the next year or two until we're in a position to look at animals of our own. I didn't fancy going around it on the ride-on mower too often.
It also creates an ongoing income that we can use to pump back into repairs on the big house.
As for our back paddocks, our neighbour has almost finished fixing up our fences there for us. He will then be opening the gate between our properties and sending his cattle up there for the foreseeable future. Again, we don't need them yet - this way the cattle can keep the weeds down and our fences are fixed for us.
Our main priority, outdoors wide, is weeding the section of the grounds where we plan to put the chickens and veggie gardens and getting a coop in.
So, plenty to do, as always. At least we've had some solid rain over the last couple of days and discovered our horribly buckled roof is actually a little more watertight than we thought. Amazing what patch jobs with silicon can do.