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Rocks on the Road – 3rd January 2017

Rocks on the Road – 3rd January 2017

Running alongside about 5km of our property’s boundary is Lamington Nation Park Rd. This long windy road leads from our local town Canungra up the mountain to the Green Mountain section of Lamington National Park.

There are things we dislike about the road – eg: slow traffic, but there are many more things that bring us a little joy and comfort on the road to.

Whoa Boy! – 9th July 2016

Whoa Boy! – 9th July 2016

One of our major issues at Arborlon is Erosion. Running or flowing water has caused significant erosion in most gullies across our property and severely affected the house hill. Now that the South path Wall is finished we can continue to add some more elements of our water control plan.

One of those is the use of Whoa-boys. Don’t know what a Whoa-boy is… neither did we. At least not by that name.

The Big Wet II 2016 – 20th June 2016

The Big Wet II 2016 – 20th June 2016

For the second time this winter we got an extraordinary weather pattern that brought about unseasonable wind and rain to South East Queensland. An east coast Low pressure system, inconjunction with a surface trough brought us strong winds and unseasonable rain.

We only received 75+ mm, but this represents a significant on day fall when the monthly average is just 42mm.

The total recorded here(so far) for July 2016 is 300.5 mm – representing more than 7 times the average for the month.

Comfrey as a soil builder – 7th March 2016

Comfrey as a soil builder – 7th March 2016

Comfrey helps to provide nutrients for your soil and the leaves are great for the compost heap as comfrey’s quick rotting leaves work with bacteria and soil organisms to help speed the composting of dried leaves and other high carbon materials.

We plant comfrey in all of our garden beds because the deep tap roots help to break up our heavy clay soil.