Our own “natural” rotary hoe

We were surprised to find one of our garden beds had been turned over as if it had been hoed. On further inspection of the garden we discovered some small holes, a little like the spider holes we sometimes find in the garden.  The holes are formed when the echidna pokes its snout into the…

Metung Hot Springs

A long time between drinks! Again it has been a while since I have been on WordPress and I now have at last got the urge to do a post. I recently went for what used to be my regular morning walk but since COVID has happened the walks have been few and far between. …

Our very own Winter Festival

It is winter here in Australia and here in East Gippsland we are having our very own winter festival for the first time. A festival which includes workshops, beautiful art installations, wine, local produce and live music. The Festival has venues throughout the East Gippsland region and Metung has several events to look forward to…

Some recent weather events

Australia has had some fairly severe weather recently with floods being the most recent.  Fortunately for us we have not been troubled by flood although when we were away this week, so I could participate in a group bike ride, our village had 60mm of rainfall in one day.  That is a huge amount compared…

Nature in the garden

This incredible insect was resting on one of our outdoor chairs.I looks just like a eucalyptus leaf. My husband did a bit of research in the internet and discovered that it is a childrens stick insect. Its scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii.  There are some beautiful photos on the internet.