One of the main plants we use in erosion control and creek management is Lomandras – the Australian mat rush. Propagating these form our own seed is our next project.
It’s been some time now since we made the Callistemon path to the south of the driveway and it was badly in need of some maintenance.
As you may know our place is extensively planted with Oleander trees. A left over from previous owners.
Part of our long-term plan is to remove all of the Oleanders over time.
The damage to Lamington National Park Rd caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie is still being repaired. It has been 12 months since 400mm+ rain fell here in ‘Upper’ Cainbable.
It is now our turn to get ‘repaired’
Thanks to our friendly Rangers at Lamington National Park we have access to a hug amount of aged Forest Mulch. This is one of the major resources that we need for much of the work we do.
This has allowed us to continue extending the South Park path.
Work is still ongoing along large parts of Lamington National Park Rd, and the DTMR and their contractors are about to start repairs on a number of sites close to our property.
Unfortunately this means we will have to pull-up some of our road plantings that are in the repair areas.
We have paths that we have cut through South park and the Orchard, but they are incomplete and the paths are not connected.
So today we set about completing and connecting a number of bit of path.
Each time we finish one of our construction jobs, new jobs appear as a consequence. The old ‘one things leads to another’.
With the compost wall finished it is now time to deal with some of the issues across the orchard and the adjoining areas. Today we cut a new path below the Grey Water filter, and dealt with some left over Palm trunks.
Today we got the finals touches done to the new Banana Bed.
With a bit of luck our bananas will now thrive and give us a few bunches to enjoy.
We grow our own food as much as possible, but with the restricted water here lately as well as the fact that we are still getting established, we’ve found that we need to source food grown locally. Buying from local food stands, we find there is less packaging, we know the food is fresh, we pick it up on our way in or out of town with no special trips necessary.
We’ve gotten so good at keeping food in stock at home now, we only go into town once or maybe twice a week.