This week I’m sharing doors from the centre of Tasmania’s hop growing district, for Norm’s challenge.
I wrote about The Text Kiln back in November when the hops were just beginning to grow. Yesterday we re-visited to check the progress of the hops and to take a photo walk around the old farm precinct.
Various farm buildings are arranged around a picturesque pond.
The Text Kiln – 1867
Along with the original farm house, this is the oldest building on the site. Named from the scripture texts that adorn the walls. A modern oast house in it’s time, used to dry the hops.
The Bake House – 1870
This bake house fed the thousands of casual workers who harvested the hops by hand each year.
The Red Brick Kiln – 1873
The Picil Kiln – 1963
The Weigh Bridge
This delightful rural precinct is in the centre of HPA land but accessible to the public. It is one of Tasmania’s hidden gems.