Despite the move to a mid-spring working bee weekend (first weekend in October) Francis Cincotta, our wonderful propagator of seedlings, had two big trays of tube stock for our hill.
John H and Sid L took to the hill top and with a little help from Malachi, planted 50-odd trees. Dean planted 20-odd ironbarks on the lower slopes. Two dogs fought around the fire pit, and kids played mud fights round a very full dam. Three Wedge-tailed Eagles flew in spectacular arcs overhead, perhaps two males courting the same female. Two rabbits were out in the mid-day sun making baby rabbits, and Mal rued the missed chance to get two with one bullet.
Spring was in the air – the sweet-rank honey smell of Acacia blossom quite apparent.
The canola patches stood out on the quilt of the 180-degree vista. We still have another 60-odd plants left. We’ll call another impromptu Clayton’s planting in the next few weeks.
Watch this space.
I will be running a book on the dogfights in October.