Trying to improve the front grass

The paths around the garden beds in our front garden were in desperate need of repair.  We have an issue with moss growing in the shaded part of the garden and we wanted to see if we could get some grass to grow to replace the moss. I scratched around in the bare patches of…

Things happening around the village school.

One of the walking routes I have is through the Metung bushland which is behind the village school. There has been a bit of activity there even though the school has been closed during the restrictions. The first thing I noticed was the nature strip had been stripped of much of the overgrown and straggly…

Some renovation required

I forgot to take a picture before I started taking off the old brushwood on this archway but now that I have, you can see where paint is required before I put on new brushwood.  When I painted originally the brushwood was attached to the wood so I could only paint up as far as…

Trouble at mill. . . . .

This is in our driveway. We are not sure what has caused it but we thought it might have something to do with some plumbing repairs we had done last year. We thought it could be that or it was underground drainage.  Strange that it is the first time this has happened in the twelve…

Fixing the ceiling on the portico.

The ceiling on the portico in front of our house was replaced a few years ago.  When it was replaced the new ceiling looked terrific and we were delighted with the result. Move on a couple of years and a few heavy rainstorms over time and the ceiling was beginning to look a bit suspect….

Metung village update.

On Melbourne Cup Day last year, the building which housed a restaurant, bakery and real estate office was badly burned. I posted about it here. Since that time there was a period where nothing at all happened regarding the rebuild of the premises.  The bakery moved to premises across the road and the Lockwood Real…