Remnant Wonders

Some things just keep on going. We are truly lucky people! As you all know we are passionate about the environment and the regeneration works we have undertaken here at the farm in Orchid Valley. We often joke the soon the entire place will be turned back to nature!

We have been we lucky recipients in a new round of environmental project funding by the South West Catchments Council (SWCC).  We will be fencing  three remnant vegetation areas on the farm. This is the third project we have undertaken with SWCC. We are delighted to be working with them once again.

One of the areas to be fenced is a favourite haunt for the Carnaby Cockatoos – they are often spotted socialising in the afternoons. I spot them flying over the house and like to go up and watch them.

To get the project underway more fencing supplies have been ordered and picked up – this time from Elders in Kojonup. A shout out to Waratah who assisted us with the quote. We were actually in Sweden when we applied for the grant. We had met the people from Waratah at the Dowerin Field Day in 2015 and they passed over their business cards telling us to give them call as they loved what we were doing on the farm with the regeneration work.

Pictured here is Paula helping Jorn load the supplies onto Colin’s truck. Yes we are still using all of our friends equipment!

The plants are happy.

The little plants have settled into their new home and are looking good

The little plants have settled into their new home and are looking good

Oops, I thought I had published this post…… Our plants have weathered the winter and are growing strong. We now have to have a fingers crossed that the parrots do not clip them to ground level. Those birds have fun, however can wreck young plants! These photos are from the in front of Cockatoo Creek, an area we are really wanting to assist.

To our delight all the seedlings are happy and healthy.

Few have been trimmed by the birds but live on. Thus far we have not found a single dead plant.

They were planted nearly six weeks ago.

photoWe have had some good rainfalls and the only two frosts. Our strike rate at this stage is 100%. The plants had been taken from their home in the trays they were grown in, uprooted and stamped into the ground they are thriving.

A happy visit to the farm.