Here comes old 'clunker' again. Rattling over the landscape on the diagonal of each square mile, SHe hauls shipping containers; Maersk Sealand, CMA CGM, tex, cronos, China Shipping, Hamburg Sud, Magellan. I'm reminded of Patsy Adam-Smith's book 'Hear the Train Blow' except hers was a steam train in a different era of industrial revolution. The north east corner of Farm3618 lies right beside the railway crossing so trains have been a part of life here since 1887 when the line first opened.
We planted another 250 trees in September taking advantage of the ongoing rains (meaning little or no frost). The trees have resonded well and are putting on new growth really well. They are mainly Spotted Gum, Platypus Gum, Red Box, Pink Flowering Ironbark, Grey Box, Sugar Gum, She Oak, and Yello Gum. A few wattles among them that will live up to ninety years.
We planted 340 trees, watered them in and tree guarded them. We hope the promised rain eventautes and settles them in for the winter months. Our thanks to those who assisted with preparation of the site; Graeme Donaldson for mowing the grass; Markus Weiser and Shane Yates for ploughing the soil. The trees were supplied by Rochester Native Nursery. Thankyou to those who sponsored trees - see our sponsorship page.