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As part of our overall farm ‘masterplan’ we have a number of tree plantings planned, including the addition of various windbreaks.
Cold winter winds come from both the North-West and the South-East. With the South-East sector closest to the house, we decided to start there.
Having ordered a number of Casaurina’s (River She-Oak), along with Acacia’s and collected Oak seeds from the streets of Canberra, we set about preparing the ground.
Without the luxury of finer equipment, the bulldozer came out to make two … CONTINUE READING
Wanting to have dual purpose meat and egg birds, we ordered a batch of fertilised Light Sussex eggs, all the way from WA (closest we could find them).
Into the incubator for 21 days, with the last 3 days ‘off rotation’ so they did not turn, increased the humidity and decreased the temperature.
They hatched over a 24 hour period and we left them in there to dry (they get food from the yolk for the first 24 hours).
Having done some Yeoman’s keyline plowing in January and throughout a little of Autumn, the results are now pretty clear…
Not only is there increased green leaf compared to the rest of the paddock which is quite yellow, but there is also a change in pasture composition, to microleana and/or phalaris (the original pasture before fire).
These pastures have had nothing else done to them, and, although have recent rain, it is below the yearly average…