Old Farm, Old Wood.

From Lofty: Some pictures from the old farm I stayed at a few weeks ago. This log seems have been parked a hundred years ago and never molested by vagrant children. Click for full size!

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  1. says

    That’s super cool. There are people who take logs like that and saw them up then make table tops out of them, filling the gaps with resin. It’s a really neat effect, and the wood is already “ruined” so why not? It’s on the spectrum of looks neat but too much polyester for my kitchen” if that makes sense.

    I just see a lot of knife handles on the hoof.

  2. says

    It’s most likely a species of Eucalyptus, what would have grown here in great profusion before the farm was cleared. Freshly cut, it is easy to split into fence posts and is naturally termite resistant. No idea why this one log escaped its fate but that’s why I took a few pictures of it!

  3. StevoR says

    Good photos of good native habitat for some lizards, invertebrates and other creatures maybe even bandicoots and frogs.

    Don’t ‘spose you know what if anything lives in that log?

    @ 3. Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- : Whilst we get really hot and dry summers in Adelaide & the hills, we also get cold wet winters a climate that local environmentalist, author, nature expert and science communicator Chris Daniels describes here :


    as a “cold monsoonal” climate. Today’s maximum for Adelaide was 12 degrees (Celsius i.e. 53 F) which is pretty chilly -- at least for us.

    (Always worse on Jupiter I guess.)

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    I’ve been looking at the pictures of the log over and over again.

    It is fascinating. I wonder what some artist with a style like Olavi Lanu(the work is (Istuva) Paju, that is (Sitting) Willow) could do out of that material.

  5. says

    There didn’t seem to be anything living in the log at that moment, being surrounded by ploughed fields and it being very dry at the time. A few hours after I took the pictures a weather front dropped 8mm of rain on the district, the first rain for quite a while.

    Ice Swimmer, I could imagine a dedicated artist constructing such a log with tiny slivers of wood, to achieve what nature managed over a century or so.

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