|Parson Swamp Rd, Mayanup, Western Australia, AU
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Project: Bunnyginup 1
Posted by Ted Russ almost 13 years ago
My landlord had assured me I'd be able to lease the property for ten years, but then sold it to his son. Aside from the fact that a lot of legal issues are still outstanding, I don't really want to discuss this anyway. It's just unfortunate.
But by ten weeks I had a much larger flock of poultry, the rabbit population had been culled down a lot, and I was down by one housemate/partner, since she couldn't handle the stress of a second hefty move so close to the last one.
And this time there was no handy chicken run to move poultry to, it wasn't as far (only 40km of rather ill-kept dirt roads between the two farms) and I decided to use every day of my Notice period.
Also, of course, family and friends were all 300km away and couldn't really help with the move, so it was mostly down to me and a smaller trailer.
The animals could be moved in smaller groups because I could easily travel between sites and feed and water them, and similarly, once a few living essentials were moved, it was easy enough to live at either end.
The only downside of this was that foxes took full advantage of the lapse of human intervention and several animals were lost to them. But a loan of a box trap soon caught one vixen, and my new farmer landlord poisoned another one not far away.
And now I'm pretty much into talking in the present tense. Things are being set up, our first winter rains (poor and miserly as they were, they have brought n new growth) have been, and the weather is cooling down nicely.
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