As we transition from the wet season into the dry season, the importance of water management is clear. We have installed a number of small water management features such as this swale.
This filled during a 30 mm rain event. The water will feed the pumpkins planted along its length.
We have also planted a vulnerable hillside with poplar poles seen here with blue protective leaves.
Meanwhile, here is the neighbouring farm.
Water management can also be as easy as mulching heavily.
We’re also having great success tractoring chooks and ducks around the orchard and market gardens.
Edges tend to be high maintenance so I like to use the birds to do the work.
Recent signs of spring include pear blossoms.
Another sign of the season is Jersusalem artichoke starting to poke through.
Love this time of year.