Now we have settled for the Cane Season in Ayr till the end of the year, I have re-commenced my market stall at the local park – Plantation Park – the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, and starting from the end of this month a new market will be commencing at the local Masonic Hall in MacMillan Street on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month, which will have the whole month covered!
Our van park in Ayr, the Burdekin Cascades Caravan Park has also commenced a market in the park on one Friday night a month for the park residents and visitors only which has been a huge success (especially since you can incorporate your Happy Hour into sampling the goodies on sale).
So if you are heading north or south along the Queensland coast drop into Ayr and enjoy what this small town has to offer. Last weekend Ayr put on the SunWater Grand Parade & Mardi Gras in the main street with floats and food stalls and rides for the kids.
It’s well into Cane Season in North Queensland now and “B” has been working some long days. It was a slow start to the season due to a couple of bouts of rain in June/July, which made the paddocks too wet to get the harvesters & trucks into, so most of the drivers had around 6 weeks of extra RnR waiting for the fields to dry out.
But it’s all happening now. The “Burdekin Snow” falls every night & early morning after the cane burns around the region that light up the skies for miles and miles.
I have posted a couple of photos of “unnamed persons” that got bogged in the paddocks not long after going back to work (no it wasn’t just my hubby!) The 4×4 tractors were a Godsend as they towed the fully filled trucks out on many occasions.
Due to the slow start the Burdekin region lost a lot of haul out drivers – and there are still several adverts each week in the local paper requiring drivers…..(Have uploaded a couple more photos on the Fires page, but nothing spectacular just yet…stay tuned!