Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Postscript to my last 'Dove Orchid' blog - some light showers finally caught up with us but thankfully nothing serious so our post-wet-season clean-up continues. Finally Peter's managed to mow most of the long, long grass for the first time in several months!
But the saga of break-downs continues. Last week we eventually got the repaired pressure-water-cleaner back - a 'must-have' in the tropics - but now the Landcruiser has problems, the spa motor which has been working perfectly while no-one has been staying has packed up just in time for Easter guests, and now an attachment to the tractor is broken. Sigh!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Orchids fully out today and not a cloud in the sky - have they got it wrong this time?! Not that we're complaining about lack of rain! For the first time in 3 months Peter's today just managed to mow the overgrown grass in our roadside paddock - mind you he 'threw' two drive belts on the ride-on mowers doing it!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
We never tire of this lovely 8km drive home from Daintree Village - in and out of the rainforest and through this tropical farmland as the trail follows the winding Stewart Creek.
Monday, April 4, 2011
We've been having some beautiful weather and have managed to get most of the grassy areas back under control but there is still a huge amount of water run-off from the valley hillsides which make mowing, or even slashing, impossible in some spots.
The other day the tractor got bogged at the top of a very gentle slope - and the Landcruiser also bogged when trying to tow the tractor!