Steam weeding.

Unpredictable weather. Volatile, dark clouds gather and as quickly as formed, disperse.   Humidity has made lantana slashing too difficult for more than an hour. Litres of water needed. Repaired the gravity line and saw a blue yabbie. Its senses so alert and although we were 2 metres away from it, it soon retreated under the rocks. My photos were all blurry unfortunately.

Good to see the steam weeding on full display on Mullumbimby streets. Town day was friendly. Followed on from my shopping, toured the valleys on the mail run with Jayne. Saw hectares of poisoned camphor trees which I will photograph at the weekend. Thanks to the rain but lightening strikes are now a possibility with most nights displaying flashes and bolts of lightening.


The gardens have flourished since the 300 mls of rain. Broccoli re sprouting, kale abundant and the zuchini are producing. All the above into a salad dressed with orange juice, cider vinegar and mustard with macadamia oil.

Jayne joined me with her difficult week continuing.  Her Dad’s funeral on Thursday. The mail still has to be delivered and she has had to find approved replacements.

A gentle evening with the Lewin Honey eater coming to our dinner table and helping itself to a pineapple and oranges I had just prepared for the ice cream later. That made us smile.

My night walks around the gardens I see the carpet snakes poised for a snack. They seem to avoid the cane toads and target the Great Bard  and Green Tree frog.

Great Barred Frog.

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