Sarah's evening calls home always a little longer this first week back.
The younger three are actually relieved to be sleeping in a little later than they were allowed through holidays.
Jess has regained full use of her left arm. A left jab at her brother seemingly no problem at all.
Weaning is officially over. Steers trucked to their new home. Heifers here at Rock Wallaby moved to their 'big kid' paddock with limited fuss. Here now consists of Number 2 and Number 3 heifers as opposed to Number 1 and Number 2 heifers, the Number 1's having been backloaded to Bottle Tree where they'll become mamas later in the year. Confusing. Not so much as at Chabo where some of the paddocks are named numbers, so the Number 2 mickeys are in No. 3, and the Number 3 weaner bulls are in No. 2. Got it? Thankfully there are only breeders in No. 4.
My big brother's been with us this past week doing some dozer work. Matthew's been away all week, so it's been nice having the extra company. My kids love him. As do I. One day Jess will fully appreciate her brother as well.
I had a quick daytrip to Bottle Tree.
Those calves we left on their mums now look like they should have been weaned.
That's always the way. We'll pull everything off in six weeks, to give mama cows time to get back in shape before their next baby arrives.
Matthew preg-tested 1200 cows last weekend. No amount of in-wash Napisan seems to be helping with the stains.
This weekend we head back to Bottle Tree. Hopefully we'll have all the cattle work up to date for a period of time then, and can start on some Rock Wallaby yard building. Fun times ahead.