This is another belated post--one more and I'll be caught up with my backlog. There we were, happily grazing the barley- and spear-grass infested flats, with the occasional treat of some Patterson's Curse, when we got hit with another nearly 3 inches of rain on our already saturated soils. Anticipating the deluge, I moved the flock to higher ground--up into the dolerite country where there is shelter, and enough slope for the runoff to run off, rather than just pool like it does in the Road Paddock. We did some shepherding when the weather permitted (remembering that I'm pretty much a complete wimp about shepherding in rough weather), and had our final graze in the Highway Reserve for this year. The Highway Reserve is under a Vegetation Management Agreement with the state government, which precludes summer grazing. We also had a graze in the lucerne--just a couple of hours in a circuit and then back via the Road Paddock to the hill, the day before the rains came bucketing down.
Video V1 above.
Video V2 above.