Thursday, March 18, 2010

Preg Testing......

This morning we preg tested 800 old ewe's that were to be sent to market..... Can you see that little tent up to the left of the race next to Millie in the pram??? Well that's where all the magic happens.... In there a man sits on a little chair and scans each and every ewe as she goes through the race, determining weather or not she is pregnant....
While all of this action was happening at one end of the yards Connie and I had the job of fetching more ewe's to keep the yard loaded at the other end.....
Connie sure does love this dog????? She never leaves him alone and secretly I think he really loves all of the attention too.....
That is until he's needed to do his job and leaves her for dust..... LOL!!! I hope you're enjoying this gorgeous time of year as much as we are here at 'Darling Downs'..... The nights are just becoming cool enough for a snuggle and the days are still just warm enough that you work up a sweat when working outside, I really love this time of year!!!!!!

Hugs................... Jodie....................

11 comments:

  1. It really is a gorgeous time of year! Last week I was complaining that it was too cold, and this week its been over 30 again and Im wishing it was a little cooler. A few more weeks and Ill want the 30 degree days back again :-)

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  2. it is a gorgeous time of year.
    here the trees are starting to turn and nights have been very chilly.

    just lovely :)

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  3. Ohhh loving the photos. Got to laugh at Miss Connie and her favorite dog leaving her in the dust...vbg. I hope he made up for it when he finished working.

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  4. Sometimes reading your blog is like watching a mini-series. You always keep it up beat, but I'm sure your day are longer than most. I always come back for more and wish I was there. I'm very envious of your veggies! Not so envious of all the work you must do. Keep sharing, we all enjoy watching.

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  5. the weather has been beautiful..........nice sleeping nights.........bit hard getting the kids up at the moment so I can't wait for the clocks to change back to the proper time............

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  6. ha, what a great post! Coming to life in fornt of me. why take them into a tent, are they shy or something? God, if anyone whinges about waiting at a public hospital for their antenatal check up, you can say 'if you were a ewe' haha. At least there's no internals!

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  7. I love these photos - fantastic! :)

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  8. Your photos looks like it's still hot out there but it is nice that the nights are cooling off.
    Nice to snuggle under our quilts.

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  9. Ha-I especially loved the last photo. You captured that so well! So intriguing to see the different parts of the process--I love learning from those that raise animals, so thank you for sharing! Your dogs are beautiful looking btw.

    And so sad about poor lil' miss millie eating the chillies....i would have had my eyes filled too! Glad y'all were able to sit down for a little garden lesson though. Your pictures were adorable.

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  10. It is lovely to see your children enjoy farm life!

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  11. So cute to see your little girl helping out! Oh, yep I'm thinking that the 4-legged friend loves her just fine too! Busy times it looks like for your family. Keep up all the good work!

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