Monday, January 31, 2011

Accounts and drafting

Spent the afternoon doing accounts ready for the tax returns.  Started drafting sheep at 4pm, finished at 7:30pm.  Sheep and lambs ran through the race well with a little help from a very hard headed Kelpie/Hunterway, year old bitch.  Not surprising then that I now have a slightly sore throat.  Now waiting to hear if the shearers have been rained off or if we can still expect them on Wednesday.  Last jobs of the day.  Feed 7 hungry one month old  pups and two pet lambs.

Gathering sheep for shearing

Today Chris & I gathered the front of George Island.  Chris on his motorbike me in the Mitsibushi.  We left at  9:00am and had the entire flock of 2,300 in the house paddock by 11:30.  The sheep were not as co-operative as usual and instead of running into the wind which is normally preferred by them chose to run in the opposite direction.  The light showers as predicted by the met office became a persistent light rain.  Hopefully the rain will clear and we can get the sheep drafted into their individual lots of ewes, lambs and hogs.