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 Post subject: Arbe's country backyard
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Had a bit of a milestone with my country backyard so I thought I would post a few pics.

My water tank was installed:

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The tank has the capacity to hold 110,000 litres.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Next task is to build the shed (which will be located to the left of the tank) so I can put my tractor in it and plumb the gutters into the water tank:

Me driving:
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Teaching my better half how to operate it:
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I am now on the look out for a combine seeder so I can put in my own crop next year. Something like this:

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If any one knows of one for sale or laying around doing nothing which is in good condition PM me.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:53 pm 
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A few pics of my block at its best (in winter):
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:56 pm 
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More pics at its best:
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Looks like you can have a lot of fun there Arbe. Congrats on the beaut water tank.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Very cool, great to see you progressing, you have been a patient man Love your tractor, you need a front end loader added to it. Basic combine seeders come up pretty often on gumtree if you keep an eye out. Also worth putting up a wanted advert at the nearest IGA.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:18 am 
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Location: that should do
wow, I like water tanks :D

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:39 am 
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Nice tank arbe

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:19 am 
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Looks to be a bargain if you don't mind giving it a clean up.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wundowie ... 1018833395


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:12 am 
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Burnsy: I am looking for a second, smaller tractor with front end loader.

Not sure that is a bargain combine. Looks like it has been kept out in the weather all it's life.

I'm not in that much if a rush as I don't need it till next year.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:25 pm 
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arbe wrote:
Burnsy: I am looking for a second, smaller tractor with front end loader.

Not sure that is a bargain combine. Looks like it has been kept out in the weather all it's life.

I'm not in that much if a rush as I don't need it till next year.


They are pretty basic and it could be worth looking at considering they sell for around $10000. If the internals are all funtional it may be that it just needs blasting and repainting and the pipes and boots replacing. Even the points are probably OK.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:50 pm 
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Good sized tank mate, are you going to get one for drinking water too? :lol:

Not really backyard farming, more farming for real, how much land do you have, where is it (Cunderden I think?) and what are your plans with it?

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Simo,

You are close. Location is approximately 15km east of Goomalling/7km west if Dowerin.

All up there is 150acres with 100 of that arable.

Although, as you say it's not backyard farming, we plan to do lots of backyard farming around the house with veggie garden, orchard, AP system, chickens, bees and what ever else we can fit in (time wise).

The rest of the land will be cropped, most likely under a lupin, wheat, oat, fallow rotation (am looking for another 300 acres I can lease for next year). I will be trying to be as organic as possible - probably transition into it over a few years.

A second tank will be installed if I can over fill this one. That will require a lot of roof space when the area averages 370mm of rain per year.

Burnsy,

I like this combine: http://cockymart.com.au/details.php?id=3505

It's in good condition, been stored in a shed when not in use and is a reasonable price. Problem is it is a long way from my place and are troublesome to relocate. I'm in no rush as I don't need it until early next year.

Will use your suggestion of putting an ad in the local IGA.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 9:11 am 
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arbe wrote:
Simo,

A second tank will be installed if I can over fill this one. That will require a lot of roof space when the area averages 370mm of rain per year.



:sad2: Oh, so the first one is not for AP then?

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 10:39 am 
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That will require a lot of roof space when the area averages 370mm of rain per year.



Sounds like a good excuse for another shed....

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