Firstly from all of us at
Denim~N~Dust Western Wear & Saddlery
we'd like to wish you all
a Very Merry Christmas!!
& Happy New Year!!
It's been a busy time of year between filling Christmas orders & organising our cattle brand.
Storm season has also well & truly arrived & on Monday night at around 11pm we experienced a mini tornado that took out 2 of our garden sheds & the power.
Was quite a scary experience listening to it roar & shake the house with the thunder & lightning & pouring rain crashing all around.
Thankfully none of our stock were injured by the flying debris.
We had the chopper booked for the next day so it was straight into the muster at daylight on Tuesday morning.
We use a chopper to help us muster one of our bigger paddocks, 'Rolling Hills' paddock. The chopper brings the cows, calves & bulls down from the hills to the flat below where we are waiting on our horses. From there we drive them down the fence line into a lane that leads straight to the yards.
We then let the cattle cool down in the yard for about an hour while we go back to the homestead for smoko. Throughout this cooling down period the cattle are able to settle down & have a drink & recover from their walk to the yards.
Sometimes there are calves that are orphan poddy's for a multitude of reasons. On this day we found one little malnourished charbray heifer that was half the size she should have been for her age. So she came home with us to be supplemented with milk replacer & grain to ensure that she can get all her nutritional requirements & grow into a big, strong productive cow. Miss 5 named her Snow White and she is currently in my houseyard thriving.