The Clayton’s Spring Planting (the planting you have when you don’t have a planting) was a success

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.

Sid Larwill

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