Tuesday, August 16, 2011

meet 2149

Please welcome 2149 (also known as Dora according to Mia) to our herd.
First calf of the season and its a girl!  Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come.
Thankfully I am all but finished with the census and am actually enjoying a day at home doing farm work.  Spent time walking thru the calving cows and teaching this little one to drink from a feeder.
Didnt realise how much I missed it all as Ive hardly been home lately.  Mind you ask me the same thing in a few days and I might not have the same answer!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

the census

Tuesday night saw the night all in Australia were to fill out there census.  Me???  Yes mine is done but Ive been really busy delivering census forms prior to the census and since then collecting them.  I have a HUGE area as its a rural one and covered 690kms delivering the forms!  Hopefully I will not have to travel quite as far to collect them as some have done them by e-census (online) so need to go back to them as the census unit already have their data.   So.... not much productive stuff at home but lots of "quality" time in the car.  Hopefully this caper will be all worthwhile though - I have plans of spending the pay I get for it on either a new oven or fridge

Sunday, August 7, 2011

catch up

In case you have been worried- I havent fallen off the perch or anything- just been incredibly busy. Garys leg is a little better but he is now paying the price for getting back to things much sooner than he should have.  Im often needed to help out and of course Im happy to do so - it just doesnt always seem to be at a convenient time!
Also the last week we have had a student from Japan staying with us- her name is Risa and she has (hopefully) had a great time here with us -

 milking and doing farm work etc and Megan and I took her to Murrabit market yesterday(Saturday) to do some shopping. 

 Megan drove and she is getting quite good!