Monday, 24 July 2017

Special day.....

the day started well before daylight..........
fed Moo and Baa in the dark.......
headed off bright and early and boy was it crisp and cold.........
I love catching the morning light as it changes.......
woops fell asleep writing the post last night so back again now this morning........

Looks like a bank of cloud on the horizon but it is just an illusion...........
today was a big day...........the inlaws have sold and this was the final muster of their property.............
it's pretty much all been done by Mr Chooky and Boy Wonder...........
Mr Chookys dad has not been back since he left 6 months ago..........he has not been well.........
I can't wait to get our life back to normal it's been a long time with the boys carting gear from one property to another........and with feeding so constant here there has been no time to rest and have a weekend off......everyone is tired and in need of a break.............I've made a list now and will start crossing it off........It should have been finished last week but not quiet done yet.........
I was happy to be mustering in the ute instead of the bike as it was freezing...........
I started off the day singlet, skivvy, jumper, coat, gloves............working during the middle  of the day I did get down to the singlet it was still and the sun felt warm.............but by the time we got home I had everything but the coat back on...........and it was dark.......
BBQ lunch..........
Boy Wonder and Ruger having a sleep..........
I was carting some cattle to another property.......
first load I found some baby emu's with their Dad.........
Dad's raise emu babies............this one has 6.........
look close on the ground just in front of the emu..........
We kept this cow aside as she look like she was about to calve........
and calve she did..........Twins...........bonus........
These babies should be coming home to be hand raised today and Mum needs to be put down..........one was quite weak so hope they survived the night........We left them with her to get some colostrum...........colostrum is like magic medicine...........sets them up for life..........
Second load to the other property I found a major water leak..........these cows were having fun playing in it..........up to there knees in slushy mud...........
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Oh and we brought two calves home in the ute last night too.........one just a few days old.......a boy............got to think of a name............the other maybe a month........if we had green grass I would just let it go into the paddocks but since we don't I will get some grain and pellets for it..........it can stay in special care for awhile...........it's a bit wild too so needs to settle down........it can hang  with the babies they will help it quieten down...........
ok off to regular office hours today.........
bye.......
Catch you later....
Chookyblue.....

26 comments:

  1. So life will be a little simpler with only one place to look after! Still sending out wishes for you to have rain! Need to fill those dams/ponds/ I hear in Texas they call them tanks. Are we sure we speak the same language?

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  2. Just love your posts Chooky - so good for us city slickers to see this. sounds like an incredible job moving everything to your land. All the best to your in-laws.

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  3. I enjoyed going on this adventure with you today....

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  4. Oh boy I am exhausted just reading about it. What a gorgeous sky though! Hope all your babies do well xx Can you hide in the office store room and have a nap lol!

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  5. Love your farming posts, as well as the others, and hope that life will settle for you now.

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  6. Love the farm post giving a glimpse into your life. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Sending positive thoughts for your father in law, will be good when you only have your property to look after...will show the kids this post, they will love it! Enjoy your day!

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  8. WOW. hoping this week settles down and is a little calmer. Loving all the photos.

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  9. That will take a load off your shoulders...Hopefully things will settle a little for you.

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  10. Goodness, what a day. Always fascinating to read about a different way of life. xx

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  11. Oh wow, what a lot of hard work. You all sound like you need a nice break. Hopefully the calves with make it after having that first feed... it's amazing how much getting colostrum can affect their chances... Sorry to about your FIL, was it hard for him to sell up? xx

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  12. Goodness I'm tired just reading about your very busy day. Hope all is well with the calves. Hugs, xx

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  13. I had no idea that the daddy emus raised the chicks. Love the pics with the sunrise so beautiful. Looks like you all need a break from all that hard work.

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  14. Great pictures of the sun rise. Hope your days get easier.
    A farmers work is never done. Take Care.

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  15. I always enjoy reading you rintersting post and seeing the great pics.
    Do hope you all get to have a break soon, you've all been so busy..

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  16. Thanks for sharing your day. I don't think I'd survive a day in your lifestyle! I Hope things slow down a bit for you now.

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  17. Wow. And this was all before you went to work! However hard it is we city people do love the posts about your life. And if your life can settle into manageable compartments for awhile, then all the better. Sending hugs and hope to your father-in-law.

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  18. Phew! Wishing your Father in Law all the best....what a job you have had! Sorry I haven't been around bad much....the screen is still not good for my eyes and giving me migraines! Geeeeezzzzz

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  19. Farm life never stops, huh?! Hope all those young ones survive and that life settles a bit for you once the other property is handed over.

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  20. It isn't the farm life that amazes me (although you have certainly had your challenges this year) as much as the fact that you do all this AND work outside the farm. I don't think people realize how difficult that can be. I admire you greatly. And, I do hope you get a bit of quiet stitching time in your week to bring you a little peace. Best wished for your family challenges as well.

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  21. Farm life is so different from any of my experiences. Sending you best wishes from California.

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  22. There's never a dull moment at your place. It will be a relief for you all when the move is done and dusted. You have quite a little collection in your animal nursery now. I hope they all do well.

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  23. its always busy busy out your way..hopefully things will settle a bit now. Love all your farm pics..sunrise (I never see it in real life) haha.. and your emu shot!! Your gorgeous new babies will keep you super busy too...You must be nearly running out of names!! Xx

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  24. Hope things calm down a bit for you so you get a break. Good numbers of baby emus is supposed to mean a good wet season ... Fingers crossed for you. :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

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  25. You have the most amazing sky scapes.

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  26. I enjoy reading about your life in the country! Hugs!

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