had an interesting couple of days, spraying blackberries amongst the
tree plantations around the farm. I have seen some sights and areas of
the farm not experienced before, poking about all the hard to reach
Weather: a perfect 22 degrees, little breeze. Topography: footholds rare to find, mostly steep, covered in long grass and branches Wildlife: saw our first black wallaby, tiger snake right where I needed to spray which then disappeared under the grass, Rosella parots and plenty of Jack Jumper nests.
Hard going getting about with the knapsack. The hose on the sprayer
behind the tractor could only reach a small percentage of the area, and
was harder to drag through the trees. Between the wet feet, thorns and
wicked cramps I did enjoy those 'special little spots' and taking in the
views when stopping for a break. Some of the patches had gone a bit wild. Will have to keep on top of them next year.
Next job is shearing some lambs while the weather is fine.