Wooli

Rainbow Lorikeets at Wooli

by cjj on June 14, 2013

Even in winter the birds can find flowers to supply them with nectar. It’s been so dry in Barraba so far this year, but at Wooli they say it hasn’t stopped raining.
While we were there last weekend we heard the Eastern Rozellas on their nest inside the wall of our kitchen! Really!

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Rainy trip home from Wooli

by cjj on December 24, 2010

It rained heavily most of the trip home, but when we got home it was very dry. All of the rain has been up north, mostly in Queensland, but also along the Gwydir Highway. It was a spectacular trip though, we really enjoyed it. We drive on the Gwydir Highway that goes west from Grafton up the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range through Inverell and on and on. (We’ve never been to the end of it). We turn off it at Delungra, a little past Inverell and go south through Bingara to Barraba. It’s a good road and there is very interesting rural and natural scenery all the way. There is also not very much traffic.

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tonight’s dinner

by cjj on September 13, 2010

fish and chipsfish and chips from the local cafe, with a bit of salad, tomato sauce and bread and butter … delicious. All fashionably served on a table cloth of wrapping paper and in our exclusive outdoor dining area: the landing on the back steps (Wooli).

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eastern rosella

by cjj on September 13, 2010

This eastern rosella is one of a pair that are nesting inside the wall of this house at Wooli. There was a patch on the wall where a pipe used to be, but the patch came off the and birds moved in. Sometimes we can  hear them in the wall especially when their young start to get big. They have been there for many years!

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felling a dead banksia

by cjj on September 13, 2010

felled tree at WooliThis is our house at Wooli, and this is J with a dead banksia that he has just cut down. It was right next to our overhead power supply cable, so we were very pleased when it fell where we wanted it to: away from the wire and away from the house. Tomorrow we will pack  as much of it as we can into the trailer to take home for firewood. The rest can wait till we return next time with the mulcher. But we will still have to tidy it up.

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