After the promise of rain for a few days, and the disappointment of Sunday’s storm missing us completely, we we very glad to see some rain on Monday afternoon and night.
Our property stretches over 50 acres – a little over 20 hectares. The majority of the terrain is steep mountain side open grassland forest, which means access is difficult in some areas, and impossible in others.
But that does not stop us. We just take sturdy shoes, water and a nice long rope.
In recent days with some cloudy weather, and increasing load on both the old and new solar systems, we have had only a small amount of power left in battery storage in the mornings.
Time to do something about that…
Large swathes of the property have been neglected over the last 10 years, and Lantana, Kangaroo grass and a multitude of other pests have become dominant in previously manged areas of the property.
Today we moved further down the South path into the South Gully and continued clearing.
Long overgrown grass and Lantana covered just about everything at the end of the path.
We have a second solar panel/battery system we purchased to give us additional power, and it required a new home once we arrived to protect the Switchboard, Inverter, Controller and Batteries.
So we built a box to house it all.
As we cleared and dug out one of the garden terraces behind the house we had a visit from a very weird looking local.
The picture above is a Mountain Katydid
The photo above shows you what the view is like off the main deck.
But it was not always like that.