Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Fun Message!

These boys are really clever...they sing all about farming.

Whilst they are not Australian farmers they do just the same as us.

Farmers really are talented individuals aren't they...what would we do without them!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Round and Round!

Round and round and round he goes....

a lot of little seeds for Dad to sow

a little dirt to make them grow...

 a little rain, a little sun

when the grass all grows the work is done.....

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Many Hands make Light Work!

A long weekend...plenty of extra hands on deck.....

Time to muster up the merino lambs...

Lucky I am home to help!

Pen by pen, lamb by lamb we catch them all..

 and perform the operations.

Needles, earmarks, 

 and the extra operation for the boys!

Dad says I am very handy now, I make the jobs alot easier and just a bit faster.

My job is to put the ring on the applicator for the boys....

and wash up the ear markers to make sure they are clean for the next lamb. 
They keep me very busy, they go very fast.

I love helping on the farm.

Mum says I will sleep really well tonight because I have worked really HARD all day!

Monday, June 11, 2012

What a Weekend!... FarmDay...

FarmDay...and our visiting family came from Canberra.

A Mum and Dad and two girls, they were really great fun!

They had never been to a farm in their life and thought everything was amazing.
 Especially the animals, and they weren't even scared of them.

The weather was not very nice but that didn't stop us................
rugged up in jackets and gumboots and an umbrella each, we were off.

We fed the pet lambs, 

fed the pet calves, collected the eggs.

 Mustered up some sheep with Beau and had a look at the baby lambs in the paddocks.

Dad shore a sheep and crutched a few and I told the girls all about the wool we grow.

We fed the bulls some hay in Henry... they loved Henry!

I had the best time...."I wish FarmDay was every weekend!"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

First Week of Winter!

The first week of winter....and it has been very cold, in some places it has even snowed!

Our first weekend of winter was spent hosting FarmDay, we had some great visitors come to our farm. 
I will tell you all about them later.

The weather turned very bleak after that and we haven't got many jobs done. 
Mum has spent some time on the motorbike moving stock from paddock to paddock! 
Dad has a bad cold so he has to stay inside and keep warm.

The ewes and lambs that have been marked are moving to fresh paddocks. 

Can you spot the odd one out?

They won't be back now until it is time to wean the lambs from their mothers.
Maybe some will be big enough to sell by then!

There are more lambs to mark and ewes to drench but they are all too wet. 
We have to wait until the sheep and the yards dry out. 

Then it will be all hands on deck!

The wet weather has bought plenty of bird life to the big dam behind our house,
 hundreds of water hens and two very different ducks arrived today, Australian Shelducks.

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