Week 4 March 2006: Rain=26mm. Monthly total=49mm. Monthly average= 67mm.
Most of the week was spent visiting our eldest daughter and her family on the Central Coast of New South Wales . The occasion was a family get together to celebrate the birthday of the matriarch of our family. Relatives came from near and far and a great time was had by all.
Our daughter’s home shares a boundary with an extensive bushland reserve. Wildlife is abundant and we saw Brushtail Possums, Brush Turkeys, Rainforest Pigeons as well as hearing deafening choruses of Mole Crickets and observing close hand the droppings of Marsupial Mice and Sugar Gliders.
On our way home we stopped at the State Forest Nursery at Muswellbrook, south of Tamworth . We purchased over 40 tubes of assorted native plants including Banksias, Hakeas, Callistemons and a number of Western Australian Eucalypts. We always look forward to visiting this nursery. We usually come away with armfuls of plants.
The rest of the week was spent at home. We dug holes, planted and mulched in a couple of new gardens. We also built small rock walls behind some Banksias that we had planted on a slope. The walls will help to retain mulch and prevent water running down the slope. 

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