Another day at the Turdle Farm


Lavatree at Dorrigo Sewage Treatment Works “Bleak’s Turdle Farm”, NSW Australia

Googling “dorrigo lavatree” will get you more than 30 images, and the link to this article.

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About EllaDee's

After a decade of living in tiny apartments in the inner-city of Sydney, Australia with my husband referred to in my posts as the Gorgeous One (G.O.) while I worked in corporate-legal and the G.O. in civil earthworks we relocated 500 kilometres north in December 2015 to our home in the Nambucca Valley to follow our dream of living simply and creatively. We travelled around Australia in 2016. Now we work on our 1930’s house, have a vegetable garden and a dog plus share a flock of backyard chickens with our neighbour. These days I’m a horticulture student, something I dreamed of doing for many years. From time to time I write about day-to-day life, past & present, people & places, and take snapshots with my smart phone. Copyright 2011-2017. All content of,, & is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised, without the permission of the owner who can be contacted via email dln011 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au.

7 responses »

  1. I think that is really creative and pretty. It reminds me of the way people used to use old belfast sinks in the UK for planters in their garden. In fact our first sink came out of someone’s garden, washed out the soil and it was perfectly usable 🙂

  2. I’d love a belfast sink, but they are quite expensive to acquire via “normal” means. We a cast iron bath garden at TA waiting to be returned to it’s true purpose.
    I love the “lavatree”, and the image kind of lent itself to the day 😉
    If you like this, you may also like this link that I kept from a comment on [yet] another blog post I read a few days ago, re [upmarket]recycling the innards of washing machines etc.. but good for ideas.

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