It is drying off here and grass for our sheep and cattle is becoming thin on the ground. This means it is time to sell some stock while they are still healthy and in saleable condition.
For the last week we have been mustering, drafting, sorting and making decisions on each animal. My husband has listened to advice from stock agents and looked at the markets before the trucks are finally loaded and our stock head out the front gate, literally.
I have found myself somewhere between the paddock, the yards and my kitchen. There has been a steady flow of station workers, truck drivers, stock agents and of course children to feed.
While the days are long and hot the work is satisfying. Selling our animals is the culmination of years of work as these sheep and cattle have been born and raised on our property. The end goal is to always sell them at the optimal time taking into account market prices and the season.
Our children are getting to an age where they are valuable members of the team, as long as there is a steady supply of cold water and sweet biscuits to keep up the energy and enthusiasm levels!
As I write this, we have had a little bit of rain; such is the cycle of life on the land.
I wonder, are you eating any Australian beef or lamb this weekend?
Happy Sunday, friends x