Wednesday, 9 December 2009

What Would Turtles Know Anyway???

It would appear that the turtles moving to higher ground were simply going on vacation. Think they're back now. Although, give them their dues, there were storms in our area last week. Very small isolated ones though. Some people not too far away received in excess of two inches. Unfortunately none fell over us.

In fact our situation is becoming quite dire. Many people in our area are losing cattle on a weekly basis, on a daily basis. Gut-wrenching, soul-destroying stuff.

We've many more calves to fall this month. Another round of embryo calves due this Sunday.

The kids start holidays Friday. Lots of fun stuff happening at school, a very welcome diversion from home at the moment. "Family Fun Day" tomorrow, followed by Presentation Night Friday night. Dad got the call that he doesn't have to go to a sale tomorrow. All meatworks are full and getting ready to close up shop for the year, so hooray, he'll be able to come to school tomorrow.

Not a lot of 'Family Fun Days' happening here at the moment!


  1. I've just been reading back through your last few posts and I have to say I am completely humbled and in awe of what you achieve in a day. Forgive my ignorance, but what is a molasses run? I'm guessing it's not putting syrup on a whole lot of damper at the local school canteen or is it to feed the cattle? My heart broke a little just looking at the photos of the landscape. One of our friend's has been managing a part of Mt Marlow station (not sure if you know it?) and I know things have been pretty dire. Will be praying for rain for you all this Chrissie and for all your IVF calves. Meredith xo.

  2. Can't trust those flaming turtles. Santa brings the rain. Hang in there guys, not long to wait now.
    Old Nev.

  3. Very sorry for you and your cattle about the lack of rain - it looks truly awful.

  4. hmm, to coin a phrase of my father's - its looking a bit crook isn't it?

    will redouble the discussions with the weather gods for you.



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