The last couple of days have been all about rain. Nick informed us that a big storm was brewing and that we might actually get some serious amount of water falling from the sky. We kicked into gear doing a quick design for the area around the woolshed (Milkwood’s HQ) so we better control the water and get some plants in before the magical wetting!
A days work later and there were lots of pretty pink triangles dotted about the woolshed, each with a young Acacia, Golden Elm or Kurrajong inside. We planted along contoured rip lines, but unfortunately we had a bit of an accident with the tractor part way through which meant that we couldn’t complete our plans.
The following morning the normally dry Milkwood landscape was transformed, water was everywhere! Our baby gabions held up, the rip lines were beautifully soaked and the plants were all looking happily damp.