Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rain rain rain

Rainfall check: April 82mm, May 65mm, June 40mm, July 82mm, 2 weeks into August 70mm!
Its wet here, much wetter than 2008, water and moss is everywhere, but spring has been sighted..yep the silver wattles are out in absolute splendor, and everything else is rearing to go, all the fruit trees are budding up, with the peach trees already blossoming.

Recent plantings include:

Autumn raspberry
Warrigal greens
Borage and comfrey seed in fruit tree mulch
Truffled English oak
Truffled French oak
- Andean
- black
- Chandler
- Wilson
Nellie Kelly strawberry

Recently, we also got to try wild duck, shot down by the neighbors overnight. Thats the country lifestyle!

Silver wattles in the regeneration zone

View to silver wattles from waterfall

Area below waterfall

Forest across from waterfall

Waterfall fairy?

Even the small trees are full of life and color

Kangaroo fern in full splendor

Blackwood and moss

Fern gully #3

More Blackwood moss

More fungal wonder

Wendy just made it back from the waterfall

The forest floor rejuvenates after blackberry clearance. Native elderberry, musk wood and kangaroo paw trees are quick colonizers. In the open pastures I found 20 young blackwoods today, all munched to near death by friendly marsupials. Now there are 20 blackwoods with tree protectors around them, they should take off and help regenerate the first valley area.


  1. greetings from just around the corner. We are near seaview, between Warragul and Leongatha in the Strezeleckis. Good to read what others in this beautiful part of the world are up to. We are doing similar stuff, planting, trying to grow our food, keeping chooks etc etc.

    the rain has been fantastic, hasn't it.

  2. Just to let you know, the "fungal wonder" fungi is Trametes versicolor (turkey tail mushrooms) and they are fantastic fungi:

    That's a great photo of them you took, by the way!