In the paddock
The men have been sorting out cattle: mustering, drafting, branding and weaning the calves. For the kids and I this has meant occasionally drifting along behind the mob in a ute with smoko on board and the camera, naturally.
Accomplished stockmen pull up alongside each other briefly, exchange a few words, survey the mob of cattle in front of them and ride on.
In the kitchen
I have purchased a Fowlers Vacola preserving kit complete with all of the necessary bits and pieces. I have never used one of these before; I see some You Tube tutorials in my future.
In the vegetable garden
Originally I planted chickpeas as a spring green manure crop to replenish the soil. The bonus is that we now have our own chickpeas to dry out and eat. This has been a successful and hardy crop and I will definitely be growing it again next spring.
Out and about
Our family business has recently purchased another property. The first time the kids and I visited we were greeted with a dramatic storm which happened to be brewing in the sky right behind the rain gauge. A good omen I feel.
Happy Friday friends.
What is happening at your place this week?