Thursday, 25 April 2013

Cattle and Kids

In disappointing fashion for the children, we didn't take their freshly broken in weaners along to our local show last weekend.

With Dad and I assigned work roles, it seemed too huge a task to take a load of greenhorn children and calves and then not be able to spend enough time with them.  Fortuitously another small country show only seventy kilometres down the road this coming Sunday will provide the perfect opportunity to settle these youngsters and ready them for a Junior Beef event to be held in the next school holidays.

Today's Anzac holiday saw us giving the weaners their first bath and 'bedding' them down for the night, all part of the learning process of how to become a show animal.

With hay nets hung and neck straps attached, the four babes have been settled, fed, watered and groomed and are spending this evening tied up at the yards.

Now we just need to finish convincing the children there's no need for us to camp at the Show.


  1. Our kids have little goals with their show steers as they are on the countdown to Junior Beef as well. A few big milestones to reach before Tess arrives home!
    Camping.....we've successfully dodged that one for a few years....not sure how long we can keep dodging it though ;)

  2. ah, come on you two, why of COURSE you must camp to complete the whole showing experience. No sense of adventure! Stick to your guns kids!! just think, it could even rain, how EXCITING would that be!!!

    (says she who has no plans of attending any sort of event that might have a whiff of "camping" about it that the kids might get wind of)

  3. Looks like me and Aunty Sharon are on the kids side. Go Solo kids.

  4. Fascinating to learn about your life there and the skills your children are learning. I love that top photo especially.



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