Finding pleasure in the small stuff

Gully reflections

Smile at the small stuff

The silver lining to the devastation of the flood is that I’m enjoying some of the farm’s special secret spots. The relentless hunt for shorts in the fence bring me to lovely quiet places like this where time seems to stand still and there is no mobile reception.

I’ve been impressed to see how well the trees planted last summer with the Victorian Mobile Landcare Group fellows have not only coped but thrived in the wet conditions.

9 month old trees

Only nine months after planting, these trees are firing on all cylinders

Even trees that I gave up for dead are emerging. The wetland was planted out with 800 blackwoods, melaleucas and swamp gums two years ago. The hardy melaleucas are staging a comeback after months of at least partial submersion!

New trees in the wetland

Swamp paperbarks emerge from the morass

The favoured maxim might be “don’t sweat the small stuff” but I must admit to savouring the small stuff, especially when it’s such an important part of the big picture.

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4 responses to “Finding pleasure in the small stuff

  1. Well done Marian as tree planting and assisting in wetlands is also an issue here in New Zealand for our dairy farmers too. We have issues over run off including fertilser leaching into waterways. The Government, Fonterra and Farmers working together to address the issues. Water quality is important too.

  2. Hey, good to see out soggy planting worked out well. Certainly didn’t have to water them in.

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