While I'd hoped to keep the flock in the Racecourse Grazing Area for a full three weeks, it's getting pretty tired and stale. Three weeks was a bit optimistic, especially since I didn't want to graze the big flat that was completely burned in the January fire. So the plan is to do a very light graze-just let the sheep pick the nicest new growth and move on-through the perimeter of the burn area and then into the White Gum Grazing Area. Should be a lovely saunter behind the flock as they caper and carry on with the new, fresh feed. Another nice remarkably mild autumn day for Tas. We had all of 2 mm (1/10th of an inch) of rain on Thursday--better than none at all, but still disappointing as the forecast was for more like 8 mm. Never mind. This is what we do. We manage as well as we can, whatever the conditions, and we cope. Rain just makes it easier. END OF DAY NOTES: Well, this was a serious tactical error on three counts: first the waterhole I thought was dry is in fact a bog, and an adventuresome sheep got well and truly stuck; secondly, I forgot about the coppicing of the burned trees--not a good idea to graze them at this tender stage; and third (which I remembered but ignored) the boundary fence is in parlous condition. I wasn't worried about the fence, since it was just a "walk-through" and I'd be there to keep an eye on things, but of course once the sheep got bogged my attention was elsewhere. I got out of it ok, but it pays to remember not to proceed if there is something not quite right (the fence) and to THINK about what else might go wrong. Lovely saunter--not. But they are on the way into the White Gum Grazing Area, which was the prime objective. And I've got most of the mud off of me.