Its so green…

… down on the farm.

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All the Queensland rain this year has meant that the farm is looking greener than ever this Summer.

The farm is really beautiful when its lush and green and the creek is flowing. …or running a banker as in the picture below.
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You can’t see it in the photo above, but our side of the creek has a very good riparian buffer zone along most of its length where it borders the farm.

The native vegetation on the farm ranges from rainforest plants like Black Bean (Castanospermum australe), Weeping lillypilly (Waterhousia floribunda) and Creek cherry (Syzygium australe) to weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) and Crow’s ash (Flindersia australis) on the upper creek banks. There are groves of Cabbage palms (Livistona australis) along some of the gullies. The top paddocks have stately eucalypts and bloodwoods (Corymbia sp.) like: spotted gum (Corymbia maculata), Gympie messmate (Eucalyptus cloeziana), lemon-scented gum (C. citriodora), grey gum (E. propinqua), forest red gum (E.tereticornis), Moreton Bay ash (C. tessellaris) and the odd narrow-leaved ironbark (E. crebra).
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4 thoughts on “Its so green…

  1. corymbia says:

    I should add that this is the in-laws family farm – we don’t live there. Hubby spends about 1-2 weekends a month helping his brother and mother do the myriad of jobs.

  2. Greta says:

    OMG, it’s so beautiful, I love the cottage at the bottom! Do you spend time there with hubby and the kids? How great, to have such a wonderful getaway…

  3. corymbia says:

    Well it is the *in-laws* farm. I believe I may have mentioned to you before how much I *love* spending time with them.

    But yeah – the place is really pretty when its green. FIL was an expert farmer. He knew how to look after the land AND his stock. A stock inspector used to say that when he died he was coming back as a cow at this farm. I don’t think I ever realised how good a farmer he was until we started agisting stock on a neighbouring property which is covered in weeds and has eroding banks everywhere.

    Sadly, the cottage isn’t on the farm, its down the road a few clicks. I should also post some pics of the old bridge we cross on the way to the farm … its over 100 years old and is gorgeous.

  4. Greta says:

    Bloody in-laws! FIL was a very talented man, though, to make such a sustainable farm. Some of the farms out near my parents place are like big, brown, eroded deserts.

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