Sunday, November 18, 2012

Flora and Fauna.

A walk on the windy wild side, Sunday afternoon.

A couple of years ago I helped Mum and Dad plant some native trees along a creek that has been fenced off to animals on PopPop's farm.

Today Mum noticed a flowering beauty in the tree lot. So we went to investigate!

The grass is very long, it is a bit of a jungle to get through.

BUT look what we discovered!

and more....this silver wattle is loaded with seed pods.

So is the lucerne tree. Perhaps I could collect seeds and grow more trees?

Not sure what this healthy one is, I shall have to check with Dad.

Dad tells me I need to wait for the seed pods to dry before I can collect them.

Planting trees on the farm is important because all the old trees will eventually die and we need young ones to replace them. Trees are important because they provide food and shelters for birds and animals. They also provide shade for our sheep and cattle.
They also help keep the soil healthy.

 There are lots of birds on the farm. 
I wake up to the sounds of birds every morning.

Remember the parrots....that nest in the hollows...
they also LOVE PopPop's OATS!


  1. It has been quite a while now that I have been viewing your site. I have much more insight into farm life and incorporate it into my teaching.I select parts of your site to show my class each year when we study where food comes from. Thanks for the great job you do in providing such a valuable educational resource and of course all the fine produce you provide.

    1. Thankyou for your comment we appreciate feedback on our blog. We are really glad to hear that it is used to help educate young and old alike. It sounds like you utilize the blog as we had hoped all schools could. Well done and please keep in touch.

  2. It has been a while since you posted, hope all is well, I do miss the latest farm adventures.

    1. Ellie...we have been to see our wool sold in Sydney....we are all well and back on the farm now!


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