I have often posted about my farm life…

…which for many decades looked very similar to the above.

In 2001, I had just finished my teaching course and

was approached to lease the farm for tree production.

It was interesting watching the preparation phase

and it didn’t take long before our trees

were beginning to generate income.

With all fences down our farm looked empty inside…

…empty with 80,000 young trees beginning life.



Six or seven years later…half a dozen years further on

and all these trees were harvested.

Three or four years after harvest and the stumps had coppiced…



We’re on their way  to another harvest.

We have two plantings and March this the second planting

had been replanted and was thriving.

After nearly a century of sheep and cattle farming

the only livestock on this land is the

occasional kangaroo and koala.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Now-and-Then

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:…Now-and-Then

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Now-and-Then

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Now-and-Then


3 thoughts on “Lens-Artist-PC-124-Now-and-Then

  1. Excellent example of Now and Then, Woolly! but surely you miss the sheep? And what tree species are that fast growing? We grow firs and pines and they take 50-60 years before harvest.


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