A month ago, I posted about our revegetation project out here on the farm, 1.5km from our house. I proudly showed photos of our developing gardens at the waterfall, and pizza oven. Remember?? Well we subsequently had some people coming to look at the waterfall, and pizza oven, and they managed to leave the gate open in to the pizza oven. TOTAL DEVASTATION. Young cattle spent a week making themselves at home, before I realised what was happening, and there is not a plant they did not either destroy, or seriously maim. I can't bear to go in there. We could have had a pizza evening last week, in the winter warmth, but couldn't bear the thought of going to the muddy area that the forlorn pizza oven now sits in. Unbelievable. Soul destroying. We had it 100% stock-proof, but obviously not human proof!!! All our bucketing of water, and rabbit-proofing, careful splitting and growing on of plants - gone - in one act of human negligence. First rule of visiting any garden or farm - CLOSE THE GATE BEHIND YOU!!! Thankfully the pizza oven is intact, but we will have to level the ground before we can put fresh lime down on the paths, and replant and bark the gardens. Arghhhhhh. Not such a happy event!!!
|Photos of the garden taken in June 2013 - 'BEFORE'....|
|Before.....Now you see it...|
|Now you don't.|
|All is mud, even the paths, and the lancewoods are now just sticks. Sticks!|
|Mud everywhere, where once was bark on the garden, and lime paths|