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RIMSTONE Homeleigh working bee

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Date(s) - 24 Nov 2012 until 25 Nov 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Homeleigh - Buchan

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Work will continue with the ongoing restoration of Homeleigh.

Of particular importance this working bee will involve some spring cleaning. Some may be aware that Homeleigh suffered an invasion of rats over the winter months and as such we need to focus our attention on bringing the kitchen back to a hygienic standard. We need to scrub the walls from ceiling to floor, behind the stoves and fridges, in the ovens and cupboards and clean the ceiling fans. While in the cupboards we need to fix a leaking tap under the kitchen sink. The usual spider web clean up inside and out needs to take place.

If you have been to Homeleigh lately you will notice our won-derful hedge is taking over the driveway and needs to have a gentle trim! In order to simplify our yard maintenance it is intended to remove a number of old boundary fence posts that have been long abandoned. This will reduce the effort required to mow the grass. Speaking of mowing…we need to get into the bottom corners of the garden with our newly modified and improved brushcutter and knock down the weeds and grass.

The plastering program is ongoing with works continuing in the passageways. Room 15 has been slowly transformed into a fine abode with some finishing touches required in the painting department.

So there is plenty of work for all skill levels. If you have not been to Homeleigh for a while this is a great chance to come along and check out the amazing transformation that is taking place. For those new on the Rimstone scene you may be surprised at how social these working bee’s can be. It is a great atmosphere to be able to pick the brains of some of those old time cavers in a relaxed environment. You never know what you may learn! Of course the objective is to tick off a few jobs but there is no need to bust one’s boiler. If you haven’t been toa working bee for a while maybe this is your chance to catch up on what you have missed out on!

If you intend to join the working party could you please notify Paul Brooker ( or phone 0418384245) and don’t forget to book some accommodation (

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