Archive for April, 2017

The holiday is over

April 12, 2017

Well, the holiday is over and it is back to milking every day for me.  Twinks had started calving when I checked her at 9pm last night, so I put her in her favourite paddock on her own and left her to it, and this morning we found a nice healthy looking little bull calf.  Mum is being very attentive and giving him lots of washing.

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His Dad was a Murray Grey, but he has his Mum’s face markings.

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Bit of a boofy looking boy.  🙂

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He’s back

April 10, 2017
Our favourite worker is back this week with his little excavator, preparing to improve the pickup point for our water pipe.
That will also mean that we can run a second pipe for the micro hydro system we have planned.
Here he is up the top of the block – this photo is called “Find the Excavator” and it might give you a little idea of why we need an excavator to clear a path to the creek.
Rod working his way through the bush in the excavator
Here is a clearer view of him doing some clearing.  You can see the current water pipe there too.
Rod in the excavator making a path for the micro hydro pipe

We decided it would be really good to clear a track alongside the pipe, so he is following my markers on the trees to see where the track needs to go.

Rod in the excavator making a path for the micro hydro pipe

Having this little track will mean it will be much easier to run the new pipe, as it was a bit hard to find the old pipe under all the bracken, sticks and leaf litter before.

Rod in the excavator making a path for the micro hydro pipe

We are considering burying the pipes this time since we can actually see the ground now.  That will also hopefully mean we can keep the track clear using a brush cutter and/or slasher without risking cutting the pipes.

Rod in the excavator making a path for the micro hydro pipe

And here he is nearing the homestead.  🙂

Rod in the excavator making a path for the micro hydro pipe

It is so exciting to think we may actually have the micro hydro in before winter!!!  If not we will at least be well on the way.