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Ooops

I am in trouble. “ Thank you”, said Billigaboo Gallagher, the Supreme Champion Corriedale to Billigaboo Gringo, the Grand Champion Woolly Corriedale ram at Dubbo this year, “How come our mothers weren’t wished Happy Mothers Day?” Sorry guys.

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Happy Mother’s Day

    To the four of you, Abbey, Amelia, Bunyip and Bella,  some of our best ewes, we wish you a very happy mother’s day. Just to fill you in, between them they have produced five  stud sires, eight Grand Champions, … Continue reading

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Show Results

                                                                                                           The Royal Easter Show goes for two weeks. One million people they expect to stream through the gates. Because we’re on the animal walk – follow the hoofprints – a lot of them come through the Sheep Pavilion, … Continue reading

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Showtime Again

         Hannibal                                           Hamish                                              Horatio                                                       Hector Here are the four lambs we are taking to the Royal Sydney Show this year.  This is a special year for Corriedales. It is one hundred years since Corriedales were first shown at … Continue reading

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Heat

  It is hot.  Not a breath of wind and the grass crackles and breaks up beneath your feet. Hot air feels heavy, leaves hang listlessly off the gum trees. We hear it is the hottest day or the hottest … Continue reading

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What’s Good About Our Sheep?

Someone asked me that yesterday.  How to answer that. Ric looked at me, wondering what I was going to say.  I love our sheep but what’s good about them? We talk a lot about constitution. I call it character. I … Continue reading

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The dog meets our rams

Our sheep are pretty friendly.  They’ll come up for a scratch or a pat, generally but when Schultz came into the yards they were fascinated.  Schultz was sitting on my feet when they came up to inquire just what this … Continue reading

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Dreamtime

  No, you’re not dreaming. This is a white kangaroo taken by a friend of mine on a voyage across Australia. This is real. This could be what the  thousands of Australians might see when they hook on their caravan … Continue reading

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Watching Grass Grow

Yes, I am. You put rain, a sandy soil and a sunny day together and the grass grows an inch.  Five centimetres.  I am confused with the old measurements and the new. I’m not sure wether it is wishful thinking, … Continue reading

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My favourite picture from the Dubbo Show

                                                                                  Shaggy and King, two rams exhibited by the Lithgow High School, chilling out at the Dubbo Show. We enjoy the students at the Show, they put in a lot of effort and enthusiasm both with their own sheep … Continue reading

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