When we loaded up our truck and trailer last Monday we did think that our poor old VW Transporter was going to be working well over the limit of a 1 tonne ute. First of all there was the walk-behind tractor fitted with a reciprocating spader. This is an amazing bit of kit that is so much kinder to the soil than a rotary hoe. Then there was all the seedlings (well they didn’t all fit in and quite a lot will be going to Milkwood in a couple of weeks time!). Irrigation fittings – rolls of drip hose, fittings, sprinkler head – you name it – were stacked around the spader. Then there was the tools. Stephens new tool kit plus everything we thought we would need to get a few beds made and planted in a day. Bags of potting mix, cocopeat blocks, luggage and finally four bodies were squeezed in and we were off.
And her we are arriving at the Milkwood woolshed!
The rest of our time at Milkwood was spent getting things set up and a few seedlings into the ground.