Farmers rarely do anything in halves. If there is a job worth doing then it is worth doing properly and these dry times are forcing us to look for alternative feed sources for our stock. The latest instalment in this chapter is 15 tonnes of cotton seed, which seems quite a lot. It is light and fluffy with the rather unappetising texture of wool or felt. However the cattle and sheep don’t seem to mind it and it is sustaining them for now. The horses and pet goats are curious but not exactly dining out on it, just yet.
There has always been a large timber chopping block between our sheds and our dog’s kennels. It is mostly used for chopping large chunks of meat for the dogs or other messy things that are better off chopped, dispatched or dealt with in the outdoors. So, when the time came for a new block this was another job that was not going to be done by halves.
The large machinery was necessary to move this enormous stump from its original position. As it was moved it became apparent that it might actually be worthy of a higher ranking position than the dog meat block. So, for now it is still sitting in the paddock while we contemplate a final destination for this gnarly stump.
Perhaps it could be used for weekend smokos and cups of tea. It is big enough to be both chair and table all at once.
It makes a solid leaning post in the afternoon light.
It isn’t a bad place to rest the camera while capturing a dust storm rolling by.
It is a stable platform for photography projects including a bunch of spring things from the garden.
Cracked pepper Jatz, a cold beer and some oozy cheese after a busy Saturday perhaps?
In other news, thank you to Luisa Brimble I have recently become involved in Farmer – The Cookbook project. You might want to read about it or maybe support it and you may even see some familiar faces in some of the photos. It is all very exciting and I cannot wait to see this venture unfold.
Any projects happening at your place?
Are you waiting to find the right spot for something?
What would you do with a very large block?
Happy Sunday, friends x