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.
Warning this blog has a large number of photos 😀 7th April was our “tailing out” day of steers/bullocks, and yard work, at Scarsdale, to get ready to truck the steers/bullocks 8th April. We arrived at the yards, about 40km north of Goodwood at 7am, to this view. Letting cattle out of the yards, onto feed, helps […]
Well…..here I was thinking I could put a blog together in a day, that has 30 years of gathered memories to sort through…..anyway 22 days later I have finished….. On the 30th day of November 1985, 30 years ago I married my best mate. We were suppose to be married 11am at the Lowood Golf Club…..but #BossMan’s […]
The road traveling east from Boulia to Winton I have driven since 1983, back when Greyhound buses travelled on it and there was still a stretch of dirt in the Boulia Shire not yet sealed. From the Burke River system at Boulia, to the Hamilton Channels, on to the Middleton Channels, the Mighty Diamantina and […]
I put the following photos on my Ann Britton Photography Facebook page and received a wonderful response so thought I would put the photos and words into a blog, along with some responses. I’m posting these Braeside mustering photos from 5 October, with a few things to remember 1. Yes our girls are poor, but they […]
16 June. I have had the pleasure of spending time with friends in Brisbane, before I met up with #BossMan in Melbourne. I caught up with some very special young people in my life and while in Brisbane I got my camera and lenses cleaned. So yesterday, after dropping my camera off to be cleaned, a drive […]
The wind lately has been just rude: strong, lazy, and unforgiving to any part of your skin that is exposed. Yes we need wind, yes we need winter, but does it have to be so generous? Yesterday I was part of the crew heading to The Mountain. On Thursday, the crew had mustered “the Valley” side […]
Two weekends ago my family gathered together in Townsville to spend a few days together, including the weekend down the Gold Coast. But first Rick, Claire and I had to get to Townsville, where we would meet up with Thomas and Madeline. We each had to take a vehicle (that is another story) Back in the […]