A insight into life on a 1,000,000 acre cattle property

Archive for January, 2013

The joys of sheep

Went out on our daily farm check today, checking waters, monitoring the different mobs of sheep. We get to the maiden ewes(ewes(female sheep) that have not yet had a lamb) and they where not in sight, rito we’ll leave the gate open, head thru they all are looking fine, goodo, keep on to the next paddock check their water and have a look at them, they are fine as well, head back to the maiden ewes and the little darlings are all walking thru the gate, sheep are hard to get thru a gate when you want them to, let alone when you DONT!! So some crafty maneuvering and some pressure put on the rite spots on the mob and they all came back thru with out any cursing, the beauty of sheep is if a few go then they all will, they HATE being by them selves, use this to your advantage and it is less stressful to the animals and to your self! Patience is a virtue!

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Storms

Storms

Love wet season storms, some are so intense, lightning strike and thunder all in 2seconds off each other, a tad scary at the same time though, but wonderful to watch, not much rain in this one though, just lots of lightening and thunder, no fires as a result, which is fantastic!! We sat out and watch this storm for about 2 hours, there was barley a second between each flash, was magnificent.