flowers on our paddocks were, here they are
again. An intruduced species commonly called
Salvation Jane, as it can provide subsistance
fodder for sheep in a drought; or otherwise
known as Patterson's curse, having plenty of
unpleasant poroperties from skin rashes to asthma
as well as suppressing beneficial pasture grasses.
It belongs to the Echium family.
This post is thrown together in haste as we are
in the middle of shearing. Below, ladies in waiting.
Faithful old sheep dog Kip, arthritic, grey muzzled
but game as a pebble. Best sheep dog we have ever
had, willing to work till she drops. Overseeing from
a wool bale where she played dead until I arrived
with my camera. It was a long day for Kip.
Finally, the wool coming down and being skirted
on the table, then rolled up and baled.
Next week, something entirely different.
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