Sometimes you’ve got to wonder what you’ve done to upset the universe. This was our week back in January 2012 ……………….
THURSDAY – A storm lifts the roofing iron on our old house. 30mm of rain outside and 60mm in the lounge room.
FRIDAY – Drive to Armidale. Buy a truckload of fat $1000 cows. Liberate them in a Rocky Springs paddock. One sits down.
SATURDAY – $1000 cow still sitting down. Brian gets the tractor in an attempt to lift her. She stands, chases Brian, head-butts tractor – and sits down.
SUNDAY – $1000 cow dead. $1000 of prime beef now in freezer for dogs.
MONDAY – Rats chew through electrical wires and kill freezer. $1000 of dog tucker (and all our good meat) defrosts. Drive an hour to Inverell and buy a new freezer.
TUESDAY – New freezer freezing meat then power goes off – for eight hours. I want to cry.
WEDNESDAY – A good day; power back on, meat freezing, I beat Brian in chess.
THURSDAY – Trialing new horse. I take her to check cattle. Start moving mob to new paddock. Bo helps. Bo barks. Horse rears. Rest of morning like sitting on a fire-breathing dragon. Give up and go to pub.
SATURDAY – Things looking up. Freezer still freezing. Bonnie inside. Big tarp and buckets where couch used to be …… and it’s raining again.
Gotta love this farming life.