After the Fires

peterfermtech

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I thought I might start off a thread of photos of the country recovering after the fires.

The first bud burst of yellow stringy 4 weeks after the fires. The first photo is about 11.00 AM and the second photo about six hours latter.
 

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Albynsw

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Great photos
I went for a drive down to Ulladulla to see friends on the weekend and saw a lot of the devastation. There were paddocks that were burnt out that have recovered to the point you wouldn’t of thought they had burned, the forests did not have any new shoots yet though.
It was sad to see some of the historic homes destroyed
 

MrPoopypants

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Sadly, getting more rain in a day than we got in the first four months of last year whilst welcome had its problems for our silvers and yellas.

Thanks for sharing PeterF, it's good to see some real world shots of both the effects and it coming back. Are the fish in your own dam?

PP
 

peterfermtech

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Thanks for sharing PeterF, it's good to see some real world shots of both the effects and it coming back. Are the fish in your own dam?

PP
Six dams, three stocked with fish. This one was stocked with silvers and golden perch where we lost about 50 small silvers and 8x2kg+ goldens. The next dam which has bass and goldens didn't recieve quite as much debris and only lost a couple of goldens.
 

MrPoopypants

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Noice. Shame about the kills. I've been getting back into fishing the last year or two and things have changed with lots more natives around and seems quite a few people stocking dams and creeks, etc. Be interested to hear how the stocking thing works out for you?? Do you just harvest a few for a feed? Mainly an interest or for the feed? How do you keep the local kids out??? :D (fear??)
Hope the top ups keep coming for you.
Glenn
 

peterfermtech

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I would like to give a big thank you to the A1 Group as Traralgon Concrete Products for their very generous donation of concrete fencing posts. We lost most of our fencing and this very kind donation is helping us get our fencing back up again. We know the value of concrete fencing as our neighbours concrete fence posts survived the fires. Thanks again A1 Group.
 

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peterfermtech

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A place near the property on the Nicholson River taken over new year. Use to be a great shady spot with the Kanooka making a tunnel over the river. Sadly all gone now although new shoots are coming up. Some of the Kanooka must have been very old given they are slow growing.
 

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JAFO

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12 months on and these are from the Putty State Forest and Wollemi National Park off the Putty Putty Road between Windsor and Singleton.

A lot of the Wollemi National Park Rocky out Crop Areas is struggling or slow to come back, but the State Forest area is doing much better.
 

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peterfermtech

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We've had volunteers from Bruthen Lions Club cutting some of the fire affected trees into useful timbers for the farm. This log is being turned into 150 x 40 planks to replace the cattle yard that was burnt. A big thank you to these guys (Mark and Jarrod) who have been moving their lucas mill around the Bruthen-Sarsfield fire area to assist burnt out properties. Lions International that have been providing the funding.
 

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MrPoopypants

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We've had volunteers from Bruthen Lions Club cutting some of the fire affected trees into useful timbers for the farm. This log is being turned into 150 x 40 planks to replace the cattle yard that was burnt. A big thank you to these guys (Mark and Jarrod) who have been moving their lucas mill around the Bruthen-Sarsfield fire area to assist burnt out properties. Lions International that have been providing the funding.
That's great! Interesting to see them milling the logs, too. How's the timber turning out? Nice to see some positives come out of such a disaster.
How are your fish doing?? Cheers PP
 

Bomber2012

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I have some pics but for some reason can’t post them, what has changed on the forum?
Shithouse can’t post pics
 

peterfermtech

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That's great! Interesting to see them milling the logs, too. How's the timber turning out? Nice to see some positives come out of such a disaster.
How are your fish doing?? Cheers PP
The timber is coming out great. Mind you we had plenty of trees that had come down so we have a few to choose good logs from. All yellow stringy so good solid timber but can't use it structurally because it's not graded/stamped. Still OK for cattle yards, tank stands, sheds and the like and being yellow stringy it weathers well.
Haven't had a chance to check the fish out with everything else including lockdowns but still see the odd bass rising.
 

MrPoopypants

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The timber is coming out great. Mind you we had plenty of trees that had come down so we have a few to choose good logs from. All yellow stringy so good solid timber but can't use it structurally because it's not graded/stamped. Still OK for cattle yards, tank stands, sheds and the like and being yellow stringy it weathers well.
Haven't had a chance to check the fish out with everything else including lockdowns but still see the odd bass rising.
Sounds great. Would be nice to snooker a few planks and make something small but nice out of timber off your own land. I've split slabs etc by hand but those mills always intrigue me. Can give you access to some unusual timber. Flash cattle yards, too!
 

peterfermtech

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Dn't limit your imagination to boring planks, you can build with whole trees like the insanely cool pagola here
On the agenda is what I call a picnic shelter and table with logs for posts but the beams for that will be ripped down with a chainsaw. Other things such as rafters and battens will be cut with the lucas mill. All that is some time into the future as their is still a lot of cleaning up to do.
 

discomatt

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That pagola is all joined the old style with timber only, post are full tree trunks trusses are smaller trees still no bolts or nails assembled on the ground and craned into place, each truss weighs about 5 ton. 6m to the top of the pitch
 
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