The autumn rains have not materialized. The temperatures are pleasant during the day with clear blue sky, but much cooler at night. Due to the ongoing fire risk we can not burn our perennial weeds, not until November at the earliest.
Seedlings and rooted plant cuttings that were growing on strongly have been wiped out by the 500 sheep that graze the sparse grass each day. With so little vegetation around anything still growing appears to be a magnet for them. Time to start again.