Every morning I walk around the farm checking the animals and just generally enjoying the walk with the dog.
I can hear the cows calling me. The bales are behind this machinery shed.
Tuck in girls…
Now to check the sheep…
How the lambs have grown. (remember this? The day one was born) They follow me into the shed for their morning feed. The lambs are eating the pellets now.
Through to the next paddock to check on the old ram and his 6 girl friends.
A favourite place on a hot day is under this old shelter. It used to be used for milling the logs many years ago, but all the machinery has gone now. Can you see the sheep? Come over and look closer.
Seldon leads the way as I walk toward the dam.
He sits and waits for me as I take photos.
Dams are a necessity in this area as it is very low rainfall. Notice the windmill?
Seldon has found a shady spot to wait for me. “Come on” I can hear him saying…
I carefully skirt around this big ants nest. Millions of them busy scurrying about. They can give a very nasty bite.
I can hear you saying, “but what about snakes?” Believe me I keep a wary eye open for them. Suddenly along this track there was a flash of black and before I could point my camera a snake disappeared into the undergrowth. He had seen me before I saw him and was not going to hang around. Most snakes will slither away so they are not a real danger.
Past the second dam, and yes that is water under the weed. It is Salvinia a very noxious weed and hard to control. It spread from the neighbours property and Kim is trialling an insect that eats it. I think it may be working as the centre of the dam looks quite brown compared with the outside area.
In the paddock next to this dam is the last flock of 9 sheep. These are the hoggets and destined to be going into the freezer. Maybe I could call this a “gathering” of sheep…
Time to head back for morning tea. Next time I will walk around the native flower plantation.
Maybe I will bring my cuppa out here.
Or sit and smell the roses…
Or best of all as the weather gets hotter, and today it is forecast to be 39c (102f), go for a swim later on…
Well Jo here is some sunshine for you. I hope your winter is not too cold.
I’m joining Restless Jo’s walking group this week with a last walk before Christmas.