For those of you unfamiliar with soil regeneration watch this!
otherwise read on!
The animals we invested in to regenerate the soil back in October 2018 did not start getting onto the land until late November and a flash flood hit in early December. The land has now started to show great signs of recovery through good animal management. Buying sheep from farmers in the drought stricken north of Australia as pictured in our first blog in Dec was the start to help create balance…
Here’s what happened!
The farmer had not had the time to place many of the animals on the land yet before 270mm of water hit in 2 hours (thats more than parts of western Australia get in a year to produce an entire crop of wheat!).
The water ran off in great swathes not helped by the land being more hydrophobic (repelling water) from suffering 50 years of poor land management by the farm predecessors. In the months that followed, they laboured hard to repair roads and fences so the remaining stock could arrive from the drought stricken areas of the far north.
The carbon levels and microbe diversity, so important to us all, will still be awhile. Biodiversity and wildlife must return. This is what many holistic farmers work to encourage and Urth works to help support financially with careful investment partnerships.