Monday, 24 March 2014
Same Old, Same Old
Like others who blog I frequently ponder whether blogging is becoming 'oh so yesterday'. And though being a little behind the techno eight-ball holds little concern for me I do fear I tend to re-hash the same old stories week in, week out, which unfortunately is often the way of my life. Look at cows, bemoan the state of the market, look at radar, bemoan the state of the weather ... repeat.
And then I remind myself that this blog isn't meant to be a gripping read, but instead an opportunity to freeze a few moments in time, a little window into certain aspects of our life that I will enjoy looking through in years to come. And while the four youngsters of this family continue to be its greatest fans, I shall continue to record for their benefit.
We headed to Bottle Tree again this weekend, trucking heifers from Rock Wallaby and arriving late Saturday.
Two weeks since my last visit and a noticeable change in the landscape with Summer conditions experienced over the past week. With no water runoff into dams as yet this season, we are hopeful the current weather system heading our way may alter that situation.
Despite the less than average season, cattle have responded well and fat cows are raising fat calves, all one can ask for really.
We finished the last of the branding and started putting aside cows destined for the meatworks next weekend. Bulls were taken out of those paddocks we had through the yards. Now begins the task of keeping them removed from cows for the Winter. Barbed wire fences don't seem to always suffice.
Having recently re-watched the movie Australia, Sal worked on perfecting her cattle-singing, Nulla style.
Only two short weeks and these girls will be home for holidays. They've had several weekends in this term and I'm really missing them.
So as days again race into weeks, we'll be holidaying in no time.