Posted by: 347bennetrd | June 11, 2010

Winter Odd-Jobs

Today was a day of doing odd-jobs.  First grabbed a small mob of lambs to send away.  I took Blue – poor Blue he’s having a dog nervous beakdown.  Maybe because I shout myself hoarse at Bronc (a shout that often veers towards a frantic scream) and sensitive Blue is getting stressed out by it.  He starts off ok then gets all confused and sets off in the wrong direction  and when I call him back he runs in a huge loop, jumping over lots of fences and arrives back panting 5 minutes later.

So I’ve been giving him lots of pats and encouragement and taking him out without Bronc.  He took some sick leave this afternoon and I did a wee job with him at the end of the day so he feels confident about starting again tomorrow.  Gee I hope he comes right…

Then shifted the calves back onto a swede break – they had been off because it had turned into mud pools with all the rain.  Then tried to shift some naughty cows down a track in a plantation but they were too clever for Bronc and I (oh Blue, come back soon…!) and they ducked away amongst the branches kicking up their heels and sniggering.

Then we fixed up a taranaki gate (I had tried yesterday but wasn’t able to figure out the wooden strainer thingy).

And finally I took a shovel and was sent out to clean culverts along the Omonds Lane.  There were big puddles pooling in hollows so I had to dig away the blocked up dirt to let all the water out.  I got through 2 of the 7 or so culverts and that was the end of the day.

I was going to take a photo of me with the shovel, but then the sun dipped below the level of the clouds and shone on the hills, so you’re getting scenery instead…

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Responses

  1. Get well soon Blue!

  2. What a beautiful pic Jo – quite professional looking! Hope Blue is doing better xx


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