A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE OLD RAM

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I've not been hearing about the fires in Australia lately. Are they subsiding?
 

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The media moves on pretty quick after the fire goes out. Burned out farms and homes can only hold a short attention span for minutes once the crisis is over. The real crisis is trying to put it all back together after being destroyed, but that is not sensational enough.

TOR I sincerely hope that you get rain-a gentle rain that can soak in, instead of running off and taking burned topsoil with it.
 

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G'day, many of the fires are now under control due to the rain ,but unfortunately the rain has not reached all the effected areas as yet.There is a large fire to the south of us yet to be controlled and the fire season is not yet over.

I have selected just one of the recovery sites to show how things are going.The slippage in outlook between 2 and 3 was because of a couple of almost 40 c days in between....After this current rain burst is over i will take an update...T.O.R.
 

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At least the grass is coming back :thumbsup I guess the heat from the fires blows off so fast it doesn't kill the seeds/roots in the ground.
 

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Thanks guys,all of our "bottom country" is decomposed Granite and acid as "hell".Because we work with the available Native species the response is predicable as long as you dont "murder" the first lot of growth.We awoke this morning to a good fall of rain overnight,although it is coming with quiet strong winds.We moved the sheep yesterday because although they can handle some wet but not the wind as well because of the "dry" they are not in peak condition so shelter is a high priority.....T.O.R.
 

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G'day folks,over the last few weeks things have moved along,although the flock is still confined to two of the three paddocks they are doing OK.In the last week after their morning hay feed we turn them into the house paddock for a few hours so they can adjust to the green feed they will eventually go onto.

The change in the rest of the farm (apart from the burnt part) is going really well.The next sequence of recovery photos are due to be taken this coming week and i will post for your comment in due course.

In the meantime here a re a few photos for you to comment on.The first 2 show the recovery of our Native Microleenea. The other s are of the sheep grazing around the house.Hope you enjoy....T.O.R.
 

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Microleena? That sure is a pretty grass. I looked it up, it sounds like a wonderful pasture grass.
 
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