I was out in the paddock checking on the rabbit warrens and I spied this fellow soaking in the sun.
He calmly watched me slowly approach.
The Labradors leaping all around the place, unaware what
I was watching and trying hard not to disturb, just lucky
It's times like these when it is great to have a camera in my pocket,
and I just happened to have mine on me.
I haven't seen one of these lizards on our side of the farm in a long time.
They are often seen on fence posts along the driveway in the middle of the farm.
I think it is a bearded dragon but it was not puffing out its collar.
It is so dry out there, there has been no rain this year at all.
Predicted for this weekend (market weekend. Oh no)
We have been irrigating with our big sprinklers all summer but
The pasture is still suffering.
I have been out there chip hoeing the paddy melons as they come up.
I have to eliminate the Khaki weed also.
Just when I think it is all done, I wait a few days and have another walk around,
then go a get the hoe.
Its a good fitness exercise, flat tummy stuff.
I could not believe the luxury at Michaal's bee hive the other day.
I knew she had rigged up a coolgarde type arrangement to cope with those over 40 days.
The blue drum sits atop the silver one and drip feeds water to a hessian cover that sits over the hive.
It has blown over but can be seen behind the hive.
I could hardly believe the green grass under the hive.
You might notice there are additional ant sumps under the grass
Meat ants have proven to be a fatal pest for the bees
swooping on to any poor soul that lands on the ground.
We have noticed that occasionally one meat ant will make it into the hive but is quickly ousted by the bees.
They are well established here now, I think one box is full and they are now filling up the top box.
That means there will be a honey dividend this year!
On a hot day it smells sweet as I walk past.