Hilarious!!! I’m jealous
See what you get when you have computer literate bees. We should all train some.
Merry Christmas Busso I’ve been listening to the ABC radio. A bloke from Busselton phoned in to say what he was doing on this Christmas Day. He was in a paddock shoveling cow manure to take to his parents for Christmas. Then he was going to spread it in their garden for them. What a great Christmas present.
A terrific gesture and I’m sure a lot more appreciated than a shop bought present.
Happy Xmas to you and Wilma all the best for 2020.
Hi Peter, many thanks. Merry Christmas to you two.
I’m still waiting for that 40-60 mils of rain we had a 95% chance of getting. I guess we had a 5% chance of not getting it.
This December is feeling so much like last December - always forecasting rain in 5 days time which never gets to four days and no chance of actually getting even a few mm.
Sort of makes me think the weather forecasters are a lot like politicians - all talk about better times ahead while they ignore the here and now. A real shame that Scott Morrison is such a climate denier and totally deaf to the people who gave him his job, but he is a great salesman. A shame that politicians aren’t elected based on actual performance rather than their ability to talk about promises they aren’t going to keep. But hey, that’s just my opinion.
Cheers to you, and of course Wilma
Thanks Pete, we got about 20 mil on Tuesday night, plus a brief shower this morning.
With the forecasters these days they give a %age of the likelihood of rain. I thought 95% would be a certainty, however they had that 5% up their sleeve in case it didn’t rain. Usually 95% means RAIN.
It has been a couple of weeks since I have had an evening shower from memory. Actually it more like a heavy mist, the lawn was damp but the path stayed dry.
Your right, they can always use that 5% as an open way out of another dud forecast. Mount Coolum seems to divert and showers coming from the South so I miss out. I was hoping for some rain as my Xmas present.
Sorry, but a ute full of cow s**t is not what I would hope for at Christmas. Hope he had a backup plan.
One mans shit can be gold to a gardener – just had to say it.
Yeah but what about the effort involved in collecting it as well as spreading it around the garden. Some people might appreciate all of that effort more than a store bought gift. Especially older people that are hard to buy for because they usually have everything they need.
I only mentioned it because Busselton is where Busso lives. I checked Busso’s profile to make sure.
We are lucky enough to have a small place surrounded by farms, mainly beef cattle. 35 years ago I ask my next door neighbour if he minded if I collected some of the sun dried cow pats. He said go for your life. Eager to establish gardens I put the pats through a mulcher and eagerly spread heaps on the new garden beds. What a disaster. The end result was garden beds with the best patch of rye grass, clover and some other nasties you would ever find.
My advice,…don’t use cow pats in the garden unless you treat it for grass seed.
I use cow manure regardless of the weeds. I recognize the weeds that comes from the cow pats. I dig or pull them out. I only use it around my vegetables which gets heavily mulched as well.
I get one nasty weed. It’s thorny right down to the ground. I take delight in pulling them out while still young. I see them growing in the paddocks where the cows graze.