Djewk season (December-March) was a non-event this year. Not many rainy days and the river only got to 9m once. We have had lots of blue skies and sunshine. Alex and I went on a holiday to Tasmania because we have had lots of tourists up our way from there. Loved it and we must go back as there is so much to see and do. I wore a cardigan and coat all the time we were there. It was a nice change. Melbourne was next, to catch up with the grand kids. Manuel went back to his country and went fishing and relaxed. 2015 is looking to be a good year for Top Didj with lots of forward bookings throughout the year. Our times this year fits in with the official tourist months opening on the 1st May closing 31st October. We did have 31 RAAF personal from Canberra for a Cultural Experience in February. A good time was had by all. Manuel took them for a walk down to the creek showing them bush tucker growing. The wet season is the best time to see this.
Sadly our last trip adviser review was not the best. The writer has not recommended our business. They did say they attended in November which is weird as we were not open. After 25 excellent, 7 very good and 1 poor is it upsetting that the last one was so negative and possibly it was not us. ANYWAY we realize the weather is getting hotter so we are preparing for this year. Sprinklers are being put on the roof this week and we purchased two small mist fans. That should keep everyone cool. Two wallabies have just been released recently and will still be around when we open as well as a few from last year that like to still get some sweet potato to break the monotony of grass!!!!! So if you have already been to see us come in again to say hello or book a time with Manuel or tell your friends and family. Manuel is very excited about starting work again.
Sweetie who came to us over a month ago has now joined the group at Top Didj
Brad who we have had since he was a pinky found on the Katherine River bank by our helpxers is now running around at Top Didj
Our lush grass after lots of organic fertiliser and sadly not very much rain. thats Oscar on the left having a hop around.
Manuel showing the RAAF group how to use the woomera
Manuel showing the finer points of spear throwing
Our lush Bush Tucker Garden
Me ready to go on a ghost tour at Port Arthur
The Katherine river only got to 9 metres once this wet season
Wren our grand daughter with Ki Ki our other atilopine kangaroo when she was little at Christmas time
Manuel painting didgeridoos for this season
Picking up mulch for the gardens at Top Didj
Oscar our Atilopine kangaroo the day before we sent him off to be with his own kind. Sadly they don’t come from around our area so we will not be able to see him grow up like we do with the Agile wallabies.