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Drought Feeding

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As we work our way through our fifth successive season without grass growth, we need to find ways to meet the nutritional requirements of the animals, and those who are either suckling or carrying young are having a tough time. Thanks to the generosity of our neighbours, we have the cows in a 400 . . . → Read More: Drought Feeding

Binky's Blog

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The humans let me help Maya and Buster put the sheep in the yards.

I didn’t really know what I was doing so mostly I just chased Buster around. But I didn’t get in the way or stuff up the job!

 

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Binky evaluation session

We recently had some sheep in the yards and we thought it would be good to see what our new pup, Binky, thinks of them. This wasn’t a training session, it was just an evaluation to see how she goes about things and if she’s even interested. It wouldn’t have worried us if she . . . → Read More: Binky evaluation session

A Bit of Fluff

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Our scoured wool has made it’s way from Victoria to the mill in Orange. With all the greasy lanolin gone you can really feel how fine and soft the wool is. Well done sheep!

We are currently in the process of having a test batch spun into roving and yarn. Then onto our . . . → Read More: A Bit of Fluff

Puppy Tales

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Last month we went to visit some friends on their farm, inland from Port Macquarie. A neighbour of theirs had a litter of kelpie puppies, which we liked the look of, so we brought one home. We do already have 4 kelpies, but Maya and Buster are nearly ten years old and just about . . . → Read More: Puppy Tales

The Knitter Met Two Farmers

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As our wool bale is making it’s way from Victoria, where it was scoured, to Orange in NSW where it will be milled into yarn we thought it a good time to introduce you to Imogen. Imogen is a knitter, indie dyer and pattern designer from the Blue Mountains and will be responsible for . . . → Read More: The Knitter Met Two Farmers

The Farmers Met a Knitter

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When we moved to the farm ten years ago we only had cattle and had little interest, and no experience, in sheep.

There was a shearing shed here so we bought some sheep so that it wouldn’t fall down; reasoning that, if it’s used it will be looked after.

Over the years we have . . . → Read More: The Farmers Met a Knitter

Some New Rams

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Over the last few years, we’ve noticed summers in our area are consistently getting hotter. This is changing our situation in regards to sheep and blowflies and we are now dealing with flystrike on a regular basis in our flock. At first this seemed like an anomaly, but it’s looking more like . . . → Read More: Some New Rams

More Wildlife

We’ve always known they were in the area; there’s road signs signaling the fact and we’ve occasionally heard them grunting in the distance. And now we’ve seen one!

Peregrine Falcons

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Although we live in hilly country, there’s not many escarpments. So we were very excited to recently discover that a nesting pair of Peregrine falcons have taken up residence on a rocky ledge.