Sunday, 30 June 2013

.... there waiting to unfold

by Simone McPherson
June has come and gone and honestly I really have no idea where all the days have disappeared to? 

Let me see, we had all that wonderful rain ....

 ......and then there was some more rain and still some more rain and even more great rain ….

…….then some rather cold and very overcast icy days …. That I spent inside making soups for the freezer …… 

......I made some lovely Brocolli, some Pumpkin and a Cauliflower Soup though we have gone through them all now

......as El Ranchero had a wisdom tooth out – poor darling – he spent five days in bed! So he has also been on lots and lots of scrambled eggs and ......

.....lots of that wonderful 'Healer' Garlic!


It’s an amazing thing!  That by removing a wisdom tooth, of how it can completely knock down a strong and active man in his middle fifties!  Good thing I had all mine out when I was in my teens ….. phew!
……. I spent other wet days walking the fence lines .....

......clearing the line of suckers that have come up after the dozing.... 

......so that there is an area that is unobstructed along the fence lines while El Ranchero has been busy on his chainsaw cutting back the Cypress trees ….


 …….. and there were the fence lines that were rechecked ……
just as well as we found that Mr Kangaroo – on his way over one of the fences had managed to clip it as he was making the other side.....

 .....then there was another section were the Bulls had, had a bit of a disagreement with one another and pushed the whole line over …..

…… so a few adjustments had to be made.

We mustered 200 tiny Weannies and then ...



...drafted off 97 of those tiny Weannies steers that were sold


 ....and picked up by Miss ‘A’ in her Semi-trailer and driven up to Pittsworth a good three and half hours away, to spend the rest of their lives living on a beautiful field ‘Oats’ how lucky were they?

Of course there were a few days of ‘sunshine’ that we spent every second in, enjoying all that wonderful ‘sunshine’ …….

 We checked the ‘girls’ up in one of our back paddocks to see how they all were going and they seemed fine enjoying their ration of ‘Copra’ that we feed them along with other vitamins and minerals at this time of year …… 

…. Lily pup in particular loves to visit the cattle camps ....

 .......as she said “there is always plenty of beautiful perfume to roll in.....


......hard ones, soft ones and even runny ones just lovely”!

I have even noticed whilst on one of our checks around the property that the Wattles are getting closer to flowering, not long now …. 

And that is where June has gone, gee and now as I open the door I can see July there waiting to unfold …………….