Is it Sprummer?


Sarah with our Beautiful Brown Horse


Working outside as much as I do, the weather is always a topic of conversation and so after a month of beautiful, mild spring weather, I draw your attention to a new book called, “Sprinter and Sprummer: Australia’s Changing Seasons” by Tim Entwisle and published by CSIRO Publishing. Entwisle, head of Melbourne’s botanical Gardens, is one of our most engaging botanical experts and scientists. His observations led to devising a new five-season approach that takes its cues from our plants and environment. Sprinter covers August and September, sprummer occurs in October and November followed by summer which finishes at the end of March. Autumn is April and May and finally, winter is June and July. Interesting stuff!

Spring is also the time of new growth and new births and so we are waiting for the arrival of a foal from Annie. The only concern is that the eagerly awaited one does not have long ears courtesy of our donkey, Eeor, much better that it’s father is Mick, a beautiful Australian stock horse. I will let you how it goes next time.

From our place to yours,

The Johnson family.