Original stone/pug and pine homestead restoration
Homestead kitchen is finally cleared out and there's not much more to clear inside. Plaster will have to come off soon. Next step is to clear access for our stone mason to move around the outside of the building.
So far we have 4 families staying at our campsites and 6 4WD enthusiasts driving our track over Easter. They will be the first guests to see the very beginning of the restoration.
Simon and Tom have strengthened beams and secured the roof iron. Not only will this stop storms and wind ripping it apart further it will protect the inside walls and floor until we can fully restore the pug and pine section.
Homestead front view before and after.
Next photos are of the middle section of the homestead.
Thanks for your work today boys. The house looks happier already!
This weekend my family and I are very excited to be meeting with the descendants of the original owners of Three Creeks. The original family sold the property in the 1940s but they have generously agreed to share the house history with us.
Today saw us head out to Three Creeks and get stuck in to the 'breeze way clearing phase'. Our stone mason has a new start time of the second week in April so not long now. I hope the old walls can hang on!
Rocking our new boot/leg covers. Thank you 'Boot guard Australia'.
Unfortunately this anti snake device was used again today as a king brown decided to visit.
This is Simon. He is a farmer so we can't show his face ... (remember those tellie ads?)
Love watching people work!!
Clean up done for the day. Next weekend will be further clean up with 'kitchen clearing phase'.
Celebrating knock off time with a little tune. Well ... kind of a tune. Lessons have only just begun. :)
Author Amanda Hilder
I'm a mother of two, station owner and operator with my husband Simon and a fulltime teacher,