It’s been a rough week on the farm but I know we aren’t the only ones feeling the strain as the rains continue to be shy. Good friends and a bit of a laugh along the way make the hard times a little more bearable, so this week we are going to celebrate farmers and friends and you’re invited to join the party.
Way back in July last year I created a Facebook page for the Rocky Springs Rambles and then promptly forgot about it. In its brief period of activity it gained a total of three “likes” and to Kel, Amy and Lynne I am most thankful. So inactive was the page the people at Facebook “unpublished it”. But now I am going to get it cranking – hopefully with your help. So if you are social media inclined please like www.facebook.com/RockySpringsRambles
There are plenty of farmers in the Coolatai district and last weekend some of us got together for a carp muster on the creek. Carp are an invasive fish species and so a carp muster involves catching and keeping as many of the pests as possible. Some carp were caught but mainly it was an excuse to knock-off work, download a few concerns, and sink a couple of stubbies.
Promising thunder clouds built up as we “mustered” but rather than rain they brought only lightning; and everyone cleared out before Dave, the fire captain, started looking for volunteers to go to a fire.
Through groups such as the unfortunately named “Girls R Traders” and through social media I have also come to know many farmers across Australia and the world who I have never met. I thoroughly enjoy reading about farming adventures and think, bad times aside; it is a challenging and satisfying industry to be part of.
Which brings me to the latest internet craze – that of felfies; being a photo taken of oneself on a farm, such as myself and Decky the steer:
And this is where I need your help Mob. I want your felfies.
Using the above Facebook link, send me your felfies and in a couple of weeks I’ll gather them all together in one giant felfies blog. I want your photos of cows and sheep, tractors and trucks, dogs and even rain if you remember what it is. Even air-conditioned chooks could make a good felfie.
So get out there Mob and get snapping and let’s celebrate agriculture across the globe.