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Dhamaka for sending the photos back. I really wasn't expecting them, but they do look great on my wall. Quarantine mob opened up the parcel in Perth. Usually the sniffer dogs only pick up on plant products. Guess they like the Itsy Bitsy Bulls Eyes as much as I do:)
14th Jun 2008, 11:22   comments (6)

All the pretty horses

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These are the horses that Cessnee and Byron were pointing at. Each
picking the horse they want to ride (even though none are broken in)

Byron and Cessnee

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At the watering point for the wild horses.
8th Jun 2008, 23:44   comments (7)

Cool burn

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This picture probably best shows how back burns should be done. The
drip torch is used to light a line of fire upwind from a small break,
in this case its just some grass thats been slashed. When the front
of the fire gets to the break its then extinguished. Its then just a
matter of lighting a series of fires behind the original burn and
watching out for changes in wind direction.

When done like above, its called a cool burn fire which is very good.
Not many older trees dies because of the fire, and the bush will
regenerate really quickly.

Its been about 5 to 7 year since a burn was last carried out in this
paddock, although it was close to an uncontrolled burn last year.

About 6 pages up from this one, is a picture of a hot burn. Now is
good time to burn. There are communities in Northern Australia that
are getting quite substancial amounts of money for burning country
this time of the year because of carbon trading. Some smart people
have worked out the difference in the amount of carbon that gets
released into the atmosphere from bushfires light this time of the
year, compared to bushfires light in Oct/Nov.
2nd Jun 2008, 01:12   comments (7)

Back burning ops

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Did some back burning operations this week at the 12 mile block.
31st May 2008, 13:55   comments (5)

Theres one in every crowd

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26th May 2008, 14:07   comments (9)

The Christmas Tree bush

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Grevillea wickhamii
23rd May 2008, 11:09   | tags:comments (8)

Magabala: Bush banana

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This is Magabala, the Bush Banana. A real favourite!