Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Easter Edition

March and April are undoubtedly my two favourite months of the year.  The Summer heat has begun to fade (and what a long, hot one this has been), rain has fallen and grass is plentiful.  And of course Easter happens to fall at this time.

As Easter tradition dictates, we headed to Bottle Tree to surround ourselves with Buffel grass, fat cows and an abundance of home baking and chocolate treats.  Put back just one day to accommodate a 'fixed time AI program' at home on Good Friday, we arrived Saturday morning to start gathering cows.

We took off just the top of the weaners, branded the last of the baby calves and sent some fat cows away.

Frisky ponies were ridden,

and more sedate means of transportation utilised,

for those still under an injury cloud. Not surprisingly, one hand is still sufficient to provide more than adequate hand signals and proper direction to the troops.  So while Dad rode Big Red,

Jess was on Flash,

Sally on Chikita,

and Sarah on Bullzye.  Who will soon be passed along to Wallace, as Sarah's new steed has arrived.

 Who unfortunately came off the truck a little lame, so had to be left in the horse paddock.

A rogue shower Sunday afternoon saw everybody soaked to the bone and 15mm rain in the guage.

And just in case you thought somebody may have been missing, Wallace is now thirteen and can no longer be photographed!

We arrived back home late Monday afternoon and are relishing two glorious weeks of school holidays.  Hoping everybody enjoyed a wonderful Easter.


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