Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Mustering or follow the leader

You decide....... 
Catch you later...... Chookyblue

Monday, 14 May 2018

My newest bubba......

Been checking often.......BUT.............
Look what we found tonight when we got home........ Big Love had her baby.... I would say just in the last hour or so......still got very wobbly legs and trying to find a drink..... Mumma giving her(?) a lick....... This is so exciting....... Now we have to work on breaking her in for milking....... That's Mr Chookys job not mine....... 
Catch you later......Chookyblue

What's happening........

this post was supposed to be Saturday..............but it went missing............
Friday after work we went out to feed the cows.............
We decided to cut some scrub..........the cows love belah
They were all hanging around nearby but once the tree hit the ground they were running.............
Mummas with babies need more food........even the calves had a nibble............
Saturday morning we put off starting our cattle work...............we weren't sure what the weather was going to do and it was feral cold wind.........we did some other jobs...........
We had the chain saw and no wood at home so cut up some firewood..............the cows thought they might get some more  food but not this time.............
Romantic dinner for two on the back of the ute............LOL..........had to eat fast it was so windy the bread was drying out quickly..........henceone piece at a time..........
Sent this  pic to my friend while I was feeding...........she said to me "still in first gear????"  I had a good laugh.......smarty pants............
then I sent her the one below.............she liked it mush more............esp the babies.........
And the advantage of working long days is you are out for sunrise and sunset..........this sunset was gorgeous...........actually heaps have been amazing lately............its little things like this that keep you going.............
Do you see the beauty in nature all around you????
Catch you later...........Chookyblue..........

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mothers day.....

Work is not letting up here.......cattle this weekend..........
 
Me on the bike this morning..........it was pretty chilly and windy to start with.........thanks goodness for my big lined driza-one coat...........and something I won that I thought I would not use............driza-bone motor bike mitts.............they go well on the 4wheeler.........
the paddocks are bare of feed for the cows.............
walking the cows to the yards.............
these are the young mummas..........they look much better then some of the old girls who had calves on them..............
we were preg testing to see if they are going to be Mummas ...........quite appropriate don't you think on Mothers Day........culling what we don't want........its when looks do matter........and if your not pregnant your gone.......
as we have to lower numbers to continue to feed in this drought (that doesn't exist according to the government) we have to get rid of lots just because they are the oldest..........
the day improved.............I took my jumper off once but it didn't stay off for long.........the wind kept up all day...........but it was a big clear sky day.............
hope you had a lovely mothers day............
Catch you later........Chookyblue............

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Syd quilt show anyone going????

Any one going to the quilt show????
Also are you members of Quilt NSW???
Sydney Quilt Show 2018
25th anniversary of the Craft and Quilt Fair..............

Anyone staying in the city, if so where??? What did you decide?????
What days might you be there????
at this stage I am trying get there..........hoping to be there for a few days...........maybe even do some of the little classes...........did that once and it was fun...........Would be lovely to catch up........
I know it's awhile off but I don't live anywhere remotely near the city so I need to plan ahead........
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Cold weather forecast for tomorrow.......finally winter is here..........better light the fire..........
Catch you later.............Chookyblue...........

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Naked baby watch.......

Now that post title got your attention didn't it........lol
Cheeky lamb sneaks thru the gate again now she is skinny again....... She's looking a bit 'naked' since she was shorn a few weeks ago........ 
Here she is getting her extra feed from the oats hopper...... She is the fattest sheep on the property....... 
Sunrise this morning was pretty...... The light was very good....... 
And we are on 'baby watch' Big Love is starting to get some milk..... Remember all the poddies........
She's nearly a mummy........
Catch you later.........Chookyblue.......

Monday, 7 May 2018

Late feeding.....

Had to feed at the other property after town work...... With the shorter days it was so close to dark when we finish ..... We struggled to find the last mob but they heard us and were coming in to the feed truck........my truck driving skills are pretty limited...... I haven't progressed out of first gear but I don't need to to feed the cows......just creep along in first gear while Mr Chooky pushes biscuits of hay off....... ok best go dinner is just about cooked....
Catch you later....... Chookyblue...... 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Bursting to life.......

Goodness knows why somethings do what they do..... Feeling disheartened as a couple more roses die.... One had survived numerous droughts while every other rose in the bed with it died on several plantings....... And a few more scrubs have died...... These bulbs are springing to life...... If only they knew what was going on up above the ground would they really want to pop thru......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......