We’ve got Mulch!
Apologies for sounding like a broken record… but we still haven’t had any rain.
We returned home today from our trip to Sydney and were met with scenes of devastation.
The combination of extremely high temperatures and a severe lack of summer rain has taken a massive toll on our vege plots and gardens, and across the property.
We had been discussing what to do with ‘Gary’s pad since we completed the Acacia Garden Wall and now it was time to make a decision.
We had thought about more gardens on either side? A path of some sort? A winding path with edge? But we chose to leave the pad as grass for the moment.
Heavy rain continued to fall through Thursday morning and we could hear and see water pouring down the mountain in lots of places.
We knew there would be more ‘damage’ to the road, and possibly to areas of our property too… so ventured out again when the rain eased.
We had good rain through the beginning of March, and in fact quite a bit more than average. By the end of the month we had had around 200mm, which is more than twice the monthly average.
This wasn’t all bad, as we had just moved our main water tank, and needed good rain to fill it.
What we have discovered over a short period of time is that the road plays a big part in water delivery and flow over our property.
So we do ‘work’ on various bits of Lamington National Park Rd which runs above Arborlon.
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.
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.