It was a sunny Autumn afternoon for our visit to Pam and Colin Ladley’s homestay and rustic furniture workshop in 88 Valley. There was much to see and appreciate. Colin showed us the home- built moving bandsaw which he uses to cut up the huge macrocarpa logs to provide timber for his range of rustic furniture.
The expansive garden designed around a large pond below the terrace on which their house is built was further evidence of their quirky ideas and sense of humour. It was a wonderful place to linger and enjoy the quiet of the countryside.
Through their hard work and imagination they have transformed a typical valley livestock holding into a business with at least three sources of income. Their “farm” was an eye-opener to us and we all appreciated their energy and creativity.
How many hours are there in the day? More than 24 for the Ladleys.