The last post was a bit of a catch up on months of very poor blogging and sporadic visits to the creek to get on with the job at hand. The mild spring and early summer here meant that everyone's lawns and gardens grew furiously with no view of dormancy in sight, and I ran like a crazy man to keep up. Just before and after Christmas there was some staircase action, and as of yesterday, this is where we are, with the finish only days away...
Nick really has done a great job here, the slope was a real challenge, but now we can easily walk down to the creek! You really need to try to walk up the hill stair-free to appreciate how awesome this structure is. Nearly 60 steps!
Back to the clearing. After a big break from it, clearing has commenced with earnest. This whole area is unrecognisable now with the big willows gone. Sorry folks, they were gorgeous, but they had to go to make way for the right native trees. And yes, I know, the poplars are not native, but they do create an interesting vista, and will remain until they fall. I do wonder how long that will be, they are very old and last month one fell all by itself, rotten at its base.
Now we can see a cleared creek way. I might keep some of the big logs as natural bridges.
I am back there again tomorrow, still more to clear, so much rubbish to haul out of these dry beds and up the hillsides and only 3 more months till the burning season!
Here is a shot of the area to the left of the staircase (facing the road), to show this area nearly ready for the reveg process. You get a real sense of achievement when you look at it all from this perspective!