Winter El Niño and rain dances.

Winter El Niño and rain dances.

Winter has finally hit us on Morrigan Farm, it has been a long time coming, we normally gauge how winter is going to be when the first frost arrives, the norm is around Anzac Day, April 25th, it has taken another 5 weeks to reach us, what is Winter going to be like?????, I wish I knew.

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The days are getting shorter and the working hours are getting less, but there is always something to do, firewood collecting and fixing broken pipes caused by the big frost’s is all in a days work.Frozen pipesFirewood

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We have started to prepare for the coming months with our winter vegies and have been busy looking at our water storage. We have just installed a 90000 litre water tank, we went with concrete tank, and our decision was based on water quality and also cost.

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Orana Tanks
Orana Tanks

Orana concrete tanks installed it, it is poured on site and only takes 2-3 days to complete, it is great to see the mould go up and then a concrete tank appears when taken down, if you are wanting a quality tank give Jamie a call at Orana Tanks.

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Ready for RainWe have completed the fencing of our reserve and have starting to prepare for the planting of 1200 native trees in the spring, we are hoping to have some woofer’s to help us.

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We have upgraded our small cabin we use to accommodate our visitors and wwoofers , with a kitchenette and a shower/ toilet block to be added soon.

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The Dorper sheep have been busy with a population explosion and the occasional small mob that is constantly escaping, has been keeping us busy with the husbandry duties.

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The pigs continue to produce the little bundles of joy, and the feral pig population has also been a bit more active, we have seen lots of digging but the early morning walks have so far proved unsuccessful in finding them.IMG_4764

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Fox’s have also been a bit of an issue, I have had success in dispatching a few, but the few cunning fellas still allude me.

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With the long weekend approaching its time to get ready for some visitors, and hopefully some extra hands to do some chores.

 

 

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