Wednesday, 18 April 2018

... at times I'm sure ...


by Simone McPherson
The other morning we were up early as we needed to go and check on all the Dams and Water holes as things are becoming a little dry once again …

… and while we were out and about also checking up on the cattle …

… we came across a female Redbelly Black Snake - Pseudechis porphyriacus – although these snakes are fairly docile they are still classified as dangerously Venomous.  We often find them down were it is wet near the creeks and waterways as the Redbelly Blacks love to feed on little frogs, which it looks as though this female was quite happy just checking out all the nooks and crannies for any little frogs, I however still kept my distance and you would have quite a laugh if you actually knew how far away I was for this shot …

… we also came across the termite mounds that I was describing in my Post “… very quick to trot back …”

This image here shows you exactly what those – Goannas – Lace Monitor - Varanus varius do to let their babies out once they are ready to hatch they dig out a hole …

… and then a few months later the termites will seal that hole back up, quite ingenious really …

Over the past week we also had some fencing repairs to do …

… however the very first thing to do on these repair trips is to make sure that the ‘Power’ is in the “OFF” position otherwise it can be quite a rude awakening, being electrocuted by 6,000 VOLTS of electricity …

Once the power is ‘off’ it’s on to work and in this instance it was in very steep country …

… the repairs needed were a number of ‘tie downs’ ...

... that were needed to hold down the posts as the tension and angle of the terrain had pulled a number of posts out …

Once done we then went on home the long way back and I could not help but notice all the beautiful Blue colours in the Tree-scape of the Blue-leafed Ironbarks – Eucalyptus nubila as we drove through the paddocks …

And as we got closer to the Homestead we also checked the Water in the Horse paddock and who do we find down there quenching his thirst? Rocky !

The spreader has finished Spreading the 72 tonnes of SSP …

… which really did not look to be that much visually however the Spreader did cover quite a bit of acres, around 600 acres or more @ 300kg per acre – though we do have a lot more land to do, later down the track - stage two …

Now we just need to wait for a little rain to wash in the SSP, fingers are always crossed out this way especially were the weather is concerned …

Nonetheless the wonderful weather that we had while at our ‘Seaside Sojourn’ …

Is not very far from our thoughts …

… at times I’m sure I can still hear those waves crashing upon the seashore, and I swear that I can smell that wonderful sea air too …