The snake had been resting in this spot for a week before my visitors arrived. Both Dion and Tannon were not fazed at having to step over it every morning.
But on the third morning the snake pooped and weeed right in the corner of the door to then leave in disgust at having all of us stomping around.
It reappeared yesterday but as more visitors are due I will myself remove it to the gardens.
Too late some say so just keep digging and cutting down or poisoning.
And more hot air from Davos.
Third carpet snake arrives and takes a drink on the first 30 degree day of the season.
Warm days and nights have brought the frogs out leaving clusters of spawn. The carpet snake below is partially shedding bits of its skin. Unusual and with the snake appearing thin, I wonder if its unwell.
Last of the turmeric and ginger harvest is on its way to a destination south. An incredible harvest from one turmeric planted 10 years ago. From it this year alone has seen 500 kilos sold.
Happy Birthday Brother Kevin.
This carpet snake has been stretching out in the sun on the deck for the last 10 days. Yesterday, it dragged itself back up after feasting over night. I have no idea yet what it swallowed but as there was a lone joey, without its Mother, staying close to the cabin I have a feeling it might have been the feast.
Early start after a late night. 7 am start with Jayne and Tim, in a 3 hour seek, scamper and sliding down slopes, in our latest attempt to remove the flowering jump seed.
I think by the weight of the bag we removed, 80 kilos was up rooted.
Roadside mowing machine is heading our way and it was paramount we remove as much as we saw before the seeds are scattered. All at the end of flowering now so seeds not mature yet.
Great morning and a satisfying effort. 8 Saturday mornings, Jayne and I, with Tim joining us later, with Robyn picking up and taking the jumpseed to the tip.
A verandah guest has arrived. Curled around the antechinuses down ward pole from the ceiling, we danced around it last night. This morning, when we returned from work, it was happily stretched out. It is thin but its colours are stuning. A scar from an injury, barbed wire, a whipper snipper perhaps, is visible along its body.
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Started early but heavy rain sorted out my garden work. Snakes on the move and bower birds ripping the outside leaves of the cabbages. Luckily they leave the hearts for my kitchen.
Luncheon ahead for 2 guests. We will probably need a siesta, like the snake below, 4 days after swallowing.
My campaign launch………………..please distribute to people………. who just might like to support workers, to plant trees after the hard labour of slash, pull and mulching lantana…………………. instead of poisoning with herbicides.
This morning I weeded and slashed emerging Scotch thistle which were surrounding young red and white cedar trees. Amazing growth in the last 6 months and in the photo below, the emerging trees you can see were barely a metre high back then. I think sometimes this growth is too fast but with changing climatic conditions perhaps it is a symptom of global warming with the increased CO2 in the atmosphere.
Waiting under the veranda.