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Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration

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Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration

Time: October 22, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Address sent at 1.00pm Friday 20th
City/Town: McDowall , Brisbane
Phone: 0407691485
Event Type: free, green
Organized By: Dianne Caswell
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2017

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Event Description

SUNDAY 22 October 10.00AM - 12.00PM

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Andy and His Rozie’s Garden Visit:  22 October 2017


10.00 – 10.30:  Arrive, meet and introduce yourselves. Someone remind Andy to make sure there is tea, coffee and cold water!  (He’ll be all nervous and silly on the day.)


10.30 – 11.00/15-ish:  Garden tour.  Somebody take photos to share on the web site!


11.15-ish - 11.45:  Eat, drink, chat and be merry.  


11.45 – 12.15:  FREE LESSON:  how to make home made booze.  This will include a really easy summer wine/cider/beer with your excess fruit.  Spirits and liquors are also included. It’s all seriously easy and tastes pretty darn good.  (No expertise or brains required – just ask Andy!)


Andy and Rozie's yard is small and flat, although the front driveway has a slight incline (which should be easily managed).  There is ample seating and the yard is fully fenced.


 Guard dogs Bobbie Cumberland and Benny Beaterbum will bid you with a very loud welcome.  Please try not to frighten the little fellows too much or let them out.  Whilst Bobbie will probably run and hide, Benny will attempt to lick you to death.  


Take care around the attack chooks.  They aren't house trained.  If the quails don't start laying soon, they may no longer be present on the day.  


Try not to put your fingers in the aquaponics tank. The lads tend to be somewhat fiesty in summer - unless they too get eaten, in which case I will only have fingerlings in the tank. 


Do not attempt to round up or saddle the compost worms.  A stampede could ensue which would be ugly. 

Children welcome but must be supervised by parents at all times.

Please bring a along a plate of  food or drink to share, and any plants, produce or seed that you would like to share, swap or sell.

It is always a good idea to bring along a chair as we do sometimes have more visitors than chairs available at GV gardens.

RSVP required so that the address can be sent to you closer to the date. The email address you nominated when you joined will be used. Please update this if it has changed.


It's easy. Check HERE read the blurb and message Dianne

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Comment by Roger Clark on October 23, 2017 at 7:46

Thanks Andy for another great garden visit. The food offerings were wonderful, I will definitely have to up my game considerably so that I don't get embarrassed by what I bring in comparison. Lovely to meet a lot of new members and to see all of the "usual suspects" once again. I enjoyed the beer making and tasting demo. It is always great to witness the diversity of what people do within our club. Andy certainly has a lot of great setups going in a relatively small space.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on October 23, 2017 at 6:41

I am at this moment writing a report on the GV at Andy's yesterday. Could anyone who took photos please add them into the report. This is the link to add your comments and photos.  GV AND BOOZE DEMO AND TASTING AT ANDY'S 22ND OCT 2017

Thanks so much everyone for a great time yesterday.

Comment by nina on October 22, 2017 at 20:11
Hi Andy
Thank you for a lovely morning. It was fun catching up after such a long time. Your garden is full of interesting things, a surprise around every corner .Appreciated the talk and sampling that followed ! Food and beverages yummy and went home with some new cuttings thanks to the superb share table.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 22, 2017 at 18:04

I really enjoyed having everyone today.  There was a few folks that I didn't know and I as sorry I didn't get the chance to talk to.  Enjoyed making the new friends that I did and catching up with all us regulars.  What a hoot. 

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on October 22, 2017 at 17:31

wonderful time as usual at GV today thanks Andy for your great hosting, love your garden so inired to get more done here. Cheryl how did you get time for a snooze we brought home so many goodies we have oly just got in from all the plantings we have to do ! thank you everyone for the swaps and ideas ! great weather good food awesome company - learnt several new tricks to try in the garden. 

Comment by Clive Buckingham on October 22, 2017 at 17:22

Thanks Andy for a lovely morning, guided tour and booze demo. I understand what you mean when you said you waste nothing, especially garden space. Your garden is a treat and an inspiration.

Cheers Clive & Liz

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on October 22, 2017 at 17:16

thanks for this morning Andy - great time as usual.  Had a good snooze this afternoon

Comment by Matthew Bushnell on October 22, 2017 at 12:34
Thanks for a wonderful time at your place Andy, and for welcoming me and Pauline as "noobies".
Comment by GayleD on October 22, 2017 at 10:05

Sorry Andy, can't make it today.  Would love to come and check out how your verge is going sometime soon though.

Comment by Valerie on October 22, 2017 at 9:15

Sorry I won't be able to make it but it looks to be a fantastic day for a GV before it starts raining again. Have fun. 

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