Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Not content to let Angie have all the fun, thought I'd better enter in the world of blogging too. So here goes...my first post !! Here's our annual Christmas Card - well the front and back anyway!! Always a challenge to think of new photo ideas, especially as the kids get older. It didn't turn out too bad...now for next year???
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Every year I print Christmas cards for my family and friends with pictures of my girls in it. Kristy found this really cool website to edit your photos so I thought I would give it a go. The photos have turned out great and you can do so much with it. The best thing about it is that it is FREE.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
It's funny how things happen. In my last post I explained how dry it was here and that we were supplement feeding some of our cows. Well it's a totally different outlook this morning. We have had 42mm so far and it is still raining, this is our largest fall of rain since Easter. There is a small amount of water in our dams and the everything looks like it has a spark of life back in it.
Not that this means we are out of the drought because we are a long way from that but it does ease the pressure a little and makes christmas a whole light brighter.
I know there is a lot of people who are still experiencing drought and it is the most devasting thing a farmer is ever going to experience. I hope that christmas and the New Year bring all of us a little relief.
Friday, December 11, 2009
This post has nothing to do with AnK but more on the normal/practical side of our lives. I thought I would share this light hearted story with you.
These pictures are from my cattle property. It is very dry here and we are having to supplement feed some of our cattle with mollasses. Just like the stuff you buy in the supermarket but with a urea mix added. It helps to keep their stomachs healthy and gives them nutrients while we wait for it to rain (fingers crossed).
I know in the cities that you may get an ice-cream truck come around your streets, well for our cows this is the same thing. They usually have the trough licked clean. My girls find it quite amusing and will sing tunes just like an ice cream truck. The cows will come running from every where for their molasses.
As you can see our cattle are a reddish colour. We breed Droughtmasters. I have a cow here that was a poddy of mine (a calf with no mother and had to be bottlefed). She is still really friendly and I can pat her most of the time. We call her LeeLee. (Here she is eating molasses).
On this day when we were doing our molasses run we discovered that LeeLee has not been faithful to our bull. At some stage she has gone next door who has one Texas Longhorn Bull (that looks nothing like our cattle). Consequently this is the outcome. Introducing to you MaggieMoo. She definitely stands out from the crowd.