A snapshot of a driveway resurface at #freemansreach
Here I’m stripping back the existing soil to prepare for a fresh layer of material to be laid.
Our nursery has curtains!!! .
I love our little rural community. A couple of weeks ago I put a shoutout on the local community Facebook page to see if anyone local could help up hem our curtains. A lovely local lady offered to help for free. I managed to get her to agree to a trade, photographs for hemmed curtains. This afternoon I went over and took portraits of her beautiful greyhounds and picked up our nursery curtains. .
They make the room feel finished and I absolutely love the vibe of the room. #hawkesburylife #freemansreach #nurserydecor
In my nearly 50 years of being a Kurrajong born and bred, I have seen this community come together in celebration and in times of trouble.
We have fundraised to get our fire trucks (the Natalie and the Dorothy), we have cheered on our friends at the gymkhana and at school sports days. As a rite of passage we have burned our fingers at Carols by Candlelight. 🕯🕯🕯🕯 We have remembered our family members who fought in world wars, we have lived through floods and bushfires. We have taken on big business when they wanted to mine parts of our area and developers who wanted to make this place like the densely populated parts of Sydney.
We have been joyful at the birth of new generations and boy how we have cried when many families of this town have lost their children and family in car accidents, drownings, manslaughter and by suicide - some in quick succession. ✨
My family's oral history has passed on many stories of the good and bad times of living in the Hawkesbury. Through all of this, people have supported each other, as small communities do. ✨
Thank you to everyone who supports this page with your kind comments. It is lovely to connect with you all - friends, family, new connections and newly found distant cousins. ✨
The aim here is to show life in our town. Sometimes that means other parts of the Hawkesbury too. No one owns instagram (other than Zuckerberg) just as no one owns the Hawkesbury. There are many wonderful sites that showcase our District. May you support and celebrate them all. TH 💕 ✨
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Once you buy a Georgian house, you start to see its siblings everywhere in the landscape. This heritage listed double storey and vernacular slab shed (1880) are in Freeman's Reach. The balcony railing and tiled roof are 20th century modifications. The house has been lived in and used and changed. These aren't scars, they are layers of history. 😍❤🏡
I got to meet Dr Robyn Williams today. She's the owner and curator of @purplenoongallery
and had a wealth of insights and stories to share... way too many to fit into one video! I so enjoyed learning from her and viewing the wonderfully diverse range of art in her beautiful gallery. Visit Purple Noon this weekend to catch the last two days of "Places and Stories"; an exhibition for the artists she worked closely with for her PhD thesis, which she has only just been awarded! Congratulations, Dr Williams. What an achievement, and what precious lessons to bring home and share with us all.
Video coming up next at diversehawkesbury.net and on the Facebook page. #purplenoongallery #IndigenousArt #Hawkesbury #FreemansReach
Love driving past this view every day. ANZAC Day tributes already at the memorial 💚 #freemansreach
Approaching storm at home the other day ...no filter needed when the skies are this moody...