29.10.2016 - 30.10.2016
Early morning start saw us on the road and heading through Melbourne down the Hume to Albury then off onto the Olympic Highway to Rylstone.
Culcairn for breakfast then on our way. The drive was good until we hit a group of vintage cars tootling along. After a few minutes of hanging back we rounded them up and off we went.
Met Sonia and Bruce in Bathurst at 2 heads Brewery so we could catch up with Hamish who had just haad his first flying lesson. Bye to Hamish and we headed off to Rylstone while Sonia and Bruce took Hamish back to school.
We met at the Globe hotel in Rylstone for tea then Sonia and Bruce headed off before us to clear the kangaroos.
Morning broke and Bruce made porridge for breakfast then out to round up the cattle for tagging, vaccinating and banding of the steers man bits.
71babies and 79 adults through the race and as we were coming to the end the sound of thunder and an impending storm echoed through the valley.
As we were finishing up down came the rain.
Late lunch as the rain continued to fall. A break saw us feed the chooks and give some attention to the duckling that Bruce had reared.
As we were doing this we noticed a heiffer had gone through a fence and was looking for her calf. Bruce went out in the rain and found the errant calf so we loaded the ute up and headed back to the yards to process the little rascal. Done with this we had one more thing to do. Cosmo the sheep that hangs out with the cattle needed shearing so Bruce fired up the combs and did the job.
Lovely dinner of roast lamb and great conversation saw the day come to a close.