Lesson #1: don’t sleep under a windrow of hay.
I did umm & ahh as to whether to share this photo that was taken whilst baling hay early this morning.
It’s not pretty.
Foxes are a major pest in Australia having been introduced in 1871 when shipped from England for the purposes of sport hunting. They have decimated our native wildlife and continue to cause much harm. As you have probably gathered from my blog over the years we love our native wildlife here so we really dislike foxes. But a living thing is a living thing... he wouldn’t have known what hit him & it would have been very quick.
Artwork at the local pub
This mural on the wall of the Tuppal Hotel in Finley was painted by Wagga Wagga born street artist Damien Mitchell.
It depicts a merino ram and woolshed which pays homage to the pubs namesake, Tuppal Station and the importance of agriculture in our area.
Silo Art projects are popping up around rural Australia as many towns embrace the potential of these huge blank canvases. Here’s a couple more that we recently visited in northern Victoria.
Rochester Silo Art
The Rochester silo art is by Melbourne based street artist Jimmy Dvate and were finished in July 2018. They depict a Squirrel Glider and an Azure Kingfisher alongside the Campaspe River that runs through Rochester.
Tungamah Silo Art
Excitedly adding to my list today of bird species sighted on our farm.
#52: a Dollarbird calling out to his mate.
On research this is a migratory bird that travels to Eastern Australian to breed Sept-Oct each year before returning home to New Guinea in Mar-April.