Marginal Country……that’s what we live in, meaning, in part, rain is marginal…… we live in a 8-9 inch (200-225mm) rainfall country, so we don’t ask for much. You look after the land out here when it dries off, wait for the rain, and the land will respond, green, seeding grasses that dry off, but still full of goodness.
We’ve had the wonderful experience of having an Old Man Emu and his chicks hanging around Goodwood since the beginning of August. The main reason being the drought and that he can water his chicks at our overflow from our house windmill. Kimberly first spotted them, Father and six chicks, at the overflow when I was […]
We were been blessed with patchy storm rain at the beginning of the year. So we have been able to fatten cattle. But not knowing if we will get a wet season this year, since some are fat, and a bonus for us, prices are high, our management plan to cull coloured heifers were reasons to muster […]
Usually we swelter on Christmas Day in Outback Queensland, 2014 has been totally different, overcast and cool, no air cons were turned on, so it made for a very pleasant day with a big promise (hope) there may be rain involved. Rick and I went on a bore run out to Clearview, first thing Christmas morning, […]
Checking bores I would class as the most important job of our business for obvious reasons. Nothing survives without water, our summer heat greatly reinforces this statement. Before heading out to work every day I drill our workers “have you got water and the Sat (Satellite) phone?” Each of our cars are equipped with UHF radios as well. […]