Marginal Country……that’s what we live in, meaning, in part, rain is marginal…… we live in a 8-9 inch (200-225mm) rainfall country, so we don’t ask for much. You look after the land out here when it dries off, wait for the rain, and the land will respond, green, seeding grasses that dry off, but still full of goodness.
Our amazing….one I had never experienced before…..fabulous weather year of 2016 actually started on the 28th December 2015 Many had watched and wished, just like we had, for rains to come and regenerate our lands, trees, animals and humans…..I was amazed and absolutely thrilled at the response this post received….we didn’t get rain but our […]
While sitting at the kitchen table the other day I looked down at the lagoon and saw this. Don’t you think it is magic? Junior and Artie were well behaved and stayed with me while I got a few shots in before they went for a dip and play in the water. Junior showing the […]
Did you know that the UN declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils? Want to know if you have healthy soil? Collect 1/3 glass jar of soil, 1/2 fill the jar with water and shake vigorously, let settle for an hour and the organic matter will float. Measure the thickness of the float and […]
The road traveling east from Boulia to Winton I have driven since 1983, back when Greyhound buses travelled on it and there was still a stretch of dirt in the Boulia Shire not yet sealed. From the Burke River system at Boulia, to the Hamilton Channels, on to the Middleton Channels, the Mighty Diamantina and […]
We have been blessed with storm rain in some paddocks. #BossMan and I measured 20mm at Scarsdale Lagoon Solar 12 January obviously there has been more rain before this. We had to park car away from rain gauge as the ground was so boggy. On 17 January #BossMan measured another 20mm During my bore run […]