auspicious autumn

Autumn is a busy time in the garden, with two truckloads of mulch to spread

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and firewood to get in for the winter. We don’t cut down trees in our forest but sometimes nature helps out.

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It’s hard work – he cuts,

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I stack

then Betsy helps us take it up the hill.

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I find some fascinating features in the forest

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trees that appear to have died have not.

We split

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and stack the wood ready for our winter warmth.

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The garden still has some colour

and the bees love the callistemon.

36.callistemon bee

Five years ago I made a bench from the branches of our pruned fruit trees.

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Sadly, it has succumbed to the elements.

38.bench3

Maybe another project…..

8 thoughts on “auspicious autumn

  1. Looks like a lot of hard work – reminds me of all the weed spraying we have to do here in the tropics during the wet season, not quite as back-breaking though.

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