Spring time in all its glory!
Spring is such a beautiful time to visit on the farm....an extra 5000 lambs playing around, birds twittering, fresh spring sunny days, and you can nearly hear the grass grow!
Some shearing happens including the rams, which is a sight to be seen...they are so big and have big horns, so need two people to hold them down while being shorn.
Also crops are being planted...our poppies have gone in and can just see them popping through the soil. Mid December is usually the time to see them in full colour which is very picturesque. Lucerne has also gone in for food for the sheep.
Spring time is also a variation in weather, on the 4th September we experienced a big dump of snow. Although it was beautiful, it was also very hard with lambing and sadly lost a few. However with the large numbers we have, there are always a few losses due to nature.
For those bird lovers out there...we have over 60 species of bird life here including 7 of the 12 endemic birds of Tasmania. These include; Yellow-throated Honeyeater, Yellow Wattlebird, Tasmanian Native Hen, Black Currawong, Green Rosella, Tasmanian Scrub wren, and the Tasmanian Thornbill.
Please let me know if you have any questions or anything you would like me to write about. Hope to see you soon in our special, scenic Valley. X
The beautiful daffodils are flowering and can be seen down in our front paddock near our homestead. Some of these were planted 100 years ago!