In the terraces at the front of the house is a number of larger and mature Callistemon(Bottle Brush) trees.
One of the larger ones is near the North East corner of the house. Unfortunately this tree is starting to cast shadow on our solar panels, so it is going to need a big chop!
This was the first water habitat we created when we got here, almost 2 years ago.
But the growth of trees and shrubs around it has made it harder and harder to see, and therefore harder to see the birds that visit.
The best photos we took from February 2018
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’
Most mornings each week we are visited by our local wallabies. This includes Red-necked Wallabies(Macropus rufogriseus) and Pretty-faced(Whiptail) Wallabies(Macropus parryi)
There is usually some action to add to the entertainment, but every few weeks or so “the boys” seem more interested in fighting than anything else.
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.
One morning you wake up and your prized Brachychiton sp.(Flame Tree/Bottle Tree/Kurrajong) looks like it has been attacked by very tiny bondage experts!
Tiny white ropes have tied up all the stems sand branches, and the leaves are gathered in tiny bundles and bound.