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Hops

Hop picking has started at Bush Park, just fifteen minutes drive from us.
It is the major hop growing area in Tasmania, for local, as well as MAJOR brewers in Australia + O/S.
On a minor scale, in front of “Tynwald”, we can find old varieties, from the hop fields of years gone by, growing wild, natural, no chemicals. How good is that?

One Mini, Micro-Brewer already on to it, sorry folks.

The Christmas Tree has arrived

The Christmas tree arrived and has been dressed up for the festive season.

We have a few spaces left for Christmas Lunch, owing to a cancellation.

Just phone us if you would like to enjoy Christmas Lunch, without the hassles.

We also have a few rooms available over the festive season.

Ring direct for availability, and of course, mention you saw it on our blog, for best rates.

Platypus Sighting

We just take it for granted that platypus are on, or adjacent to the property, most of the time. On our suggestion, one of our house guests came back thrilled to bits on his first sighting.

Thanks, Gerhard, for providing the image. So pleased for you.

BROAD BEANS

Planted at the end of May, now ready for the menu. Just a few, at the moment, but shall be prolific in the next few weeks, something to look forward to, “Mickey Mouse Boots”.
They are busy hiding the white asparagus, currently.

Something else to look forward to, in the not to distant future.
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Dark Mofo

“Dark Mofo”is coming to New Norfolk.

A 15% discount off the advertised rate, for accommodation, if you mention “Dark Mofo”
and we will include a full cooked breakfast in the deal.
Direct bookings only with this offer.
Phone 62 612 667 or Email us at tynwald.trump.net.au

Australian performance artist, Mike Parr will present “Asylum” in the historic buildings of Willow Court (C 1827), as part of the “Dark Mofo” line up.

The Mona Cat Ferries will travel, for their first time, up the River Derwent to New Norfolk.
NO, they are not scairdy cats, this is a BIG EVENT.

Parr’s performance “Asylum” wil use photos, sound, objects and video in an interactive piece in The Barracks, (the former male maximum security ward for the criminally insane).

The set will be open 24hrs a day, from noon 9th June to 12th June, just a short 72hrs.
So don’t miss it.

The cost of admission to the site during the performance is a mirror, of any kind, to be left behind.

“Asylum” is a MAJOR exhibition and will be one of the highlights of this years festival.

More information on the Festival can be found at www.dark-mofo.net.au

We will be accepting bookings for the restaurant over the Festival period,
but please do book early,to avoid disappointment.

HOPPY EASTER

 

 

 

 

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Our interpretation of an Easter Tree.

We still have a few rooms available over the Easter period.

 

Spring is in the air

Hen Egg 101g.DSCN0711All the garden has been full of blossom for a few weeks now.

The old pear tree at the front of the house was loaded, we’ll see how it fairs with the possums.

The chickens are making an effort as well, with one hen producing an egg weighing 101g.

Dark Mofo

P1060856The slow combustion heater was sent away for refurbishment recently.

It happened over the Dark Mofo Festival, which, incidentaly, was a wonderfull three day/night event, with live music, street theatre & of course local food & wine.

In the meantime we filled in the space with a token promotion of the festival, until the return of the unit.

Our organic Wessex Saddleback Goodies

We are pleased to announce our first home grown, organic, Wessex Saddleback pork products.
We are busy at the moment, making a style of chorizo &  rillettes, after dry curing some streaky bacon.
Gammon will be cured by the end of the week.
Regards, Pat & Garry @ TynwaldP1060796