We are finding quite a bit of interesting art work on our travels. Many towns are dressing otherwise quite drab utilities.
Silage is generally a fodder crop that is cut and stored without drying. The mass heats up and starts a fermentation process. The resulting feed is improved from the point of view of food value to the stock.
Unlike hay that is too moist, over about 12% moisture, silage with a moisture content of up to 60% does not run the risk of spontaneous combustion.
During the fermentation process temperature must be checked and air kept out of the mass. Effective cutting and storage packing is essential.
The historic silos would have involved manual filling and packing of the cut crop. The doors in the Silo would have allowed the farmer to chech heat and moisture to ensure the fodder was kept properly.Read more
We decided to go all the way home. The murals of Alpha, a stop at a couple of places along the way to Emerald where we had our lunch. A giant art sculpture called the Emerald dragon and huge easel in the park. As we drove back along the Capricorn Highway there was first the minion family then around Dingo a huge front of smoke.
We stopped for a short break and a cuppa at Duaringa. The rest was uneventful. We arrived home just after dark. Although we were going to leave the car parked on the street I finally decided to swing it into the front yard and unhitch. We were home after nearly 3 months on this trip.Read more
Saphire is one of the gem fields towns. A new gem adorns the park at the turn from the highway. The town itself is now very quiet with the tourist season well over. There is a heritage trail to ecplore but this time we cheched out just one spot.Read more
Alpha is billed as having lots of murals. While this is true, many are now quite old and could do with a bit of a touch up. There are some newer murals and the punlic toilet block is impressive.
The newest attraction is the barbed wire bull sculpture and the petrified forest. Not quite what I expected the "forest" is carved pillars with petrified item inset.Read more