Saturday, 25 September 2010
Bull Sale Season
This time of year, all our attention seems focused on forthcoming bull sales.
As multiple sale catalogues arrive in the mail every day, all spare time is spent poring over catalogues, researching bloodlines and ogling advertisements.
Every available benchtop, tabletop or loungechair seems to have a sale catalogue sitting on it.
First week back to school after these holidays sees the children miss the first three days as we head to town for the 'World's Biggest Bull Sale', and although we're not looking to buy it's a wonderful opportunity to inspect what's on offer, see which genetics seem to be working best and come home with some new breeding plans.
The following week we head north to Charters Towers with our sale team. Matthew will head up earlier in the week with the bulls, the kids and I leaving it until closer to sale day to join him, only missing two days school that week.
After a week of drizzly mizzly weather, amounting to only ten mil of rain in the guage, we are today experiencing some decent rain. Cool, wet and the most wonderful Spring we could wish for.
In fact, if you listen hard enough, you can almost hear the grass growing.