Happy New Year!

Happy New Year- to all you lovely people!!

On the farm over the last few weeks   – phew-

  • Picking and packing Avocados. Every day we have Andre (a worker from Estonia) On the squirrel (cherry picker) picking our rather tall avocado trees. These trees are about 18 years old. We also have a ground crew picking. The packing shed -a good number of staff is about 5-6 people.
  • These last few orders have been going to Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.
  • Bought a portable cattle pen and erected that up.
  • We sold about 25 cows
  • Bought about 25 calves.
  • Moving the sheep around to different paddocks
  • Feeding the cows. There is not much grass around this time of year.
  • We have had 3 Audits and one due this month!
  • Mowing
  • Whippa Snipping
  • Built a new dog fence
  • Laying some new irrigation
  • Had a few days away over the Xmas period-lovely

Here is a good book I am reading

Breaking the habit of being yourself

By Dr. Joe Dispenza

Here is a nice quote for you !!

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Goslings and other things!

Hello and a warm welcome to our latest post. Every year here at the Tree Of Love Resort our geese come up to our cattle pens to make nests for their eggs. Goose eggs Its always a very noisy time. In fact they keep some of our Wwoofers awake with all their noise. Geese mate in water and then lay their eggs one at a time. So it takes them quite a few days to do this. They seem to lay one egg a day…then they carefully cover up their eggs with hay and feathers to hide them from predators. They are very protective over this period. They hiss at you if you get to close. Last night as I was locking them up for the night and there were four baby chicks outside of the pen. So I scooped them up and took them to the gate and put them inside…but then mum came at me very fast and she chased me until i could close another gate to stop her. Then she turned around and chased my dog. Boy it gets your heart pounding being chased by a angry goose. My dog is a little Maltese so the goose is twice the size. I wondered if it scared her.I guess it did.! The first few weeks are always a worry to us with our baby chicks. We get lots of foxs here and they know the chicks are around. We have already lost a few. We also have chicken hawks that scoop down and fly away with them. Its a dog eat dog world when your a wild animal.! Gooslings         Other news and updates! November is a time for hay making….this year we have huge amounts of grass…….all the farmers are reporting lots of hay…so this is all done now and the next job is to take these hay bails and cart them to the place they will be stored for winter. We have started picking/ packing avocados…so these are mostly going over east. The avocados are in flowering mode right now. Its a little bit of a worry due to the weather. We are meant to have at least 5 consecutive days  of warm nights but we havent had this…..our weather has been in the last week ranging from 30 degrees to 5 degrees overnight with hot sun- strong winds, and hail.

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Whales and Wild Flowers

A nice warm welcome to you all!

Its still cold here in Manjimup. Sitting here with the fire warming the house. Nice and Cosy!!

We had a very nice weekend away to our family hut at Peaceful Bay. This weekend was special to us for we took a bunch of people with us to celebrate one of our workers farewell.

His names Seb and hes from Canada. Hes been with us for nearly a year and hes been a great help on the our Organic Farm. He was so good at helping us to manage people and sebsIMG_5110his passion was/is making compost. Your going to missed lots Seb.

 So with him leaving hes left a gap in our work force. If you know anyone that would like to work on a Organic farm please contact us.

With Going to Peaceful Bay this time of the year we get to see (if your lucky) whales of in the distance and the wildflowers.

The Whales migrate each year up and down our coastline. The types are the humpback and the Southern right whales. They head towards their breeding grounds in the warm northern waters. Then head South again in November to the colder seas to grow and mature.

Also we took Seb onto our favorite boat ride. The WOW tour.

YchangesIMG_5113ou can find his tours here  http://www.wowwilderness.com.au/WOW/Home.html

This guys name is Gary Muir and hes such an inspiration to this planet. This photo is of him and Seb with a dead seal. They carried this seal back over a hill to go and get tested to see why it died. Gary is a second cousin of Wayne’s so hes family.

We take everyone down to his boat tours. I find his knowledge on the environment coupled with his humor just amazing. He always has the boat load of people entertained with pictures and stuffed toys in fits of laughter. You hardly look out the boat window.

Wildflowers: These are so amazing………..you can go driving by countryside and see no flowers. Then when you stop and hop out of your car and you lookwild flowersIMG_5099
around you you then can see flowers everywhere. 
They just sort of blend in with nature. Each year people travel to WA to see the wildflowers. The color and shapes are just picture perfect.

These things in nature make me feel as though we are living in heaven on Earth.

Sometimes you just need to slow down to take note of nature and breath deep.!

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