Sunday, 26 September 2010


We've been a bit busy this week and I'm feeling my age. With 400 trees to plant in a corridor on our farm we enlisted some family helpers, including our grandson. We did it the old-fashioned way - dug a hole for each tree and installed a shelter. The shrubs and trees we planted are the same as those that grow naturally in the surrounding bush and hopefully the local birds, reptiles, koalas, possums and insects will find it a good place to live in the future.

This is one of the corridors we planted out, a space created when the farmer leasing the property wanted to narrow the laneway so that the dairy cows could be moved faster.


Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Bushranger (a very apt title I might add).
I viewed your BLOG recently and noticed that contrary to the Child Protection Act -1998, Clause 47, Subsection 5 that you appear to be using under age staff as shown by the last photo in the series of your tree planting exercise. Dept of Human Services staff have told me that they couldn't get an intelligible word out of your young employee and they were lead to believe that he had been "press-ganged "into employment without coherently understanding the ramifications of your cruel escapade.

Anonymous said...

Now that I've stopped laughing at the above comment.......great to see the younger generation being 'encouraged' to take part in family tree planting activities.
My son loves coming home and looking at trees he has planted. The Ficus virens he rescued when cleaning the gutters is now a beautiful large tree on the edge of one of oldest ponds.

Denis Wilson said...

Great shot of the little helper.
That'll look good in the album for the future.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Wow! 400 trees! At least the rains this year will give them a good start!!

Happy travels!!
Adventures in Australia

J Bar said...

Very interesting.
Sydney - City and Suburbs