February 21, 2017

Tiny pests.

From time to time we get bugs in the lucerne. At the moment we have the odd Bluegreen Aphid & Heliothis grub. The aphids are very tiny at only 3mm long and are hard to spot with the naked eye; the grubs are a little bigger growing to about 30mm long.

Rather than spraying pesticides we much prefer to rely on beneficials & natural predators. Mowing the paddock every 28 days also helps; the birds have a field day when we mow a paddock as the insects are easy pickings.


February 15, 2017

Australian Emperor Dragonfly with wings so intricate and fragile.



February 13, 2017

Seed grading with a very sophisticated and hi-tech bit of gear.


February 10, 2017

It’s hot!
Really hot!!
...but not quite hot enough to cook an egg on the back path.


February 9, 2017

Examining soil health with a future Environmental Scientist.


February 6, 2017

A weekend in the mountains.

The Blue Rag Range Track in the Victorian High Country is one of the most iconic 4WD tracks in Australia with an incredible 360° view at the summit.