Blog posts have been few and far between over the past twelve months as we organised the next phase of our life. We have made the move from Margaret River to Cowaramup, 12km to the north, where we have built our new home, moved in, and are now organising the garden on our 2000 sqm block.
We have gone from this…
…to this over the past year.
Our aim is to grow as much fruit and veges as practical so getting this part of the garden organised has been a priority. So far we have planted lemon, lime, blood orange, olives, pomegranate, avocado, strawberry guava and fig trees and have started the vege patch.
It has been a very time consuming phase and apart from finishing off the garden we are pretty much organised and are looking forward to getting out and about again.
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It all looks fabulous. We have several fig trees at Casa Debbio. They grow quite quickly, so you you should be eating figs soon. My pomegranate trees are growing, but I am yet to have fruit. They are such pretty trees I can forgive them.
I really hope we don’t have to wait years to get produce from our trees. I think the battle will be getting to it before the abundance of birds do. I think netting will be a necessity.
It Looks great…very serene and I love the idea of planting your own fruit and veges. Ron and Beverley Yozzi
Look forward to seeing you down our way sometime soon!
Great to see the progress you have made in setting up your new home. Looking forward to sampling some of the produce on our next trip down south.
We are happy to take a day off for lunch…see you both soon.
Looking fantastic Kerry and Jim, enjoy the “rest”! Looks like you deserve it.
Good idea to keep the agricultural pursuits low key, your neighbours may have objected to the arrival of the big harvesters. Love Heather and Tony
Just the right size…and plenty of room to park the caravan when you come over. Hope to see you soon.
Love your new home Kerry. Looks very relaxing.
Yes it will be Jenny. Just the right size in retirement.
It looks fabulous Kerry and Jim and great to read what you are up to. Miss seeing you both. Vicki and Mick
Thanks Vicki & Mick…hope to catch up soon.
Looks amazing Aunty Ker
Can’t wait to come and see it
The boys will have a great time running around the gardens!
Thanks Zora, plenty of room for the boys to play but after the rain it is very muddy…guess they would love that!!!
Looking good Jimmy.
All that had work is coming to “fruit”ion.
Looking forward to seeing you down this way soon.
Congratulations, Kerry and Jim. It looks great after so much work. Enjoy!
Thanks Maria….hope to break the back of it in the next few months. Xx
Great work and what an achievement. You’ve built another place for us to bludgeon a night or two at, and fruit as well. I guess the grapes and the hops will come soon?
Love Graham & Heather
You are welcome any time…and bring some of your Sydney mates as well.
I hope you know that “bludgeon” was an error in spacing!
Well done guys..like your vege boxes…enjoy your new digs
Julie and Ron
Thanks Julie & Ron. Just waiting for some produce to be ready to pick and use….I know it will taste great after all the hard work.
Hi Kerry and Jim, Your new home looks very inviting and comfortable. I couldn’t see a sewing machine set up in any of the rooms, but am sure you will get to that when the garden is organised.
Enjoy your life in Cowaramup and keep an eye out for rabbits and kangaroos eating your produce.
Don’t forget to pop in to see the Friday Tarts when in Perth, Kerry.
Love Jan and Jim Portwood
Thanks Jan. Sewing room almost organised…but no sewing at this stage. Missing it a little so will have to start a new project soon. xx
Hi it looks beautiful! You both have been very busy. Ian and I are considering heading to WA in the first two weeks of September. Will you be around? Rob X
Yes we will be home early September…looking forward to seeing you both.
Looking good, was only thinking of you both the other day, hope your both well,
will pop in next time we are down
Great…looking forward to it….come for lunch when you are down.
Congratulations Jim and Kerry….your new home and garden looks fantastic! Lots of hard work no doubt but it has certainly paid off! Hopefully catch up again in the not too distant future!
Pauline & Gary
Hi Pauline & Gary…we would love to catch up again soon…perhaps a holiday to the West is on the cards. xx
Sounds a great idea! Or are you coming our way soon too?
Not at the moment…still too much to do on the garden. Would love to visit you in the next couple of years!
Building and shifting really is hard work but you truly live in a bountiful area. Enjoy.
Let us know if you are coming our way….it would be lovely to catch up for a coffee.
Thank you I’ll remember that.
Wow, wishing you all the best in this new chapter and much fun with the planting and hopefully excellent fruit harvest soon!