Pine Ridge…..the home of YVGF!

Still waiting on Yarra Valley Water and CFA requirements to install pipework to water meter, a fire hydrant and hose reels – another $30k unbudgeted expense! This is before we can enclose the trenches and begin beautifying the property.

We are, however, underway on the shop… After some clever advice, we spray painted the roof

Pine Ridge…..the home of YVGF!

We got gas – finally! The metre was installed on 23/8 and we recommenced full blown production on Monday 27th August – 2 months after the move…. Such a relief!

Now, if we can just get the CFA regulations sorted (which our surveyor should have actioned over the past 16 months!), the construction would be

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

Still not at lock-up just yet! Windows have arrived after a long hold up in the design and standards departments, but hopefully we can now motor ahead….

We finally cleared the old concrete slab from down the side which took a few days, filling an old dam that wasn’t in use. We’ve compacted it down

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

Here’s an aerial shot (high up on a scissor lift!)….impressive, hey? So much of the structure is in place, giving us a true sense of how much space we will have. We hope to have the roof on in the next few weeks and the colorbond shed also finished in that time frame. Our deadline

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

The lower level internal structure has been erected so we can actually walk through rooms and visual the size – it makes it so much more real!

The back two sections of colorbond shed needed a crane, and people power, to fix the roof in place.

Over the next few weeks we’ll see the upstairs

Pine Ridge…..the future home of YVGF!

Here’s a design drawing of what our future home will look like – front retail/produce store and back manufacturing plant, with a greenhouse off to the side. I look forward to the day when I can post the actual image of this!

Right now – we have a concrete slab!