First Rains

The first rains of the season fell last night on Humbert it was only a light sprinkle but its still a good sign for this early in the year, hopefully there will be more to come soon. Today’s bore run was pretty uneventful making it a fairly easy day on Humbert, but as it continues to heat up we have to continuously run the bores and pumps to keep water up to the cattle. Hopefully more rain will be on its way shortly and the place will green up a bit giving the cattle some extra feed.

Bores, Belts and Broken Pipes

The last left truck the station this morning meaning second round has come to an end and it’ll be back to station life as normal, today’s bore run proved to be more interesting than normal with one bore having broken belts, another threw both belts without explanation, thankfully they both seem to be running fine with the belt replaced. At another bore the pipe was blown and in need of a hasty repair before the turkey nest lost any more water.

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Keeping Up The Essentials

The last two days have been busy on Humbert, we’ve been on bore runs and putting out cattle lick, with the weather starting to heat up the cattle are drinking more water than ever and were now running the pumps continually just to keep up. Were also putting out more cattle lick than before, the cattle lick gives the cattle extra nutrients such as protein which are lacking in the dry pasture. Clouds have returned to the skies above Humbert, a sure sign that the build up has begun. The potty calves are doing well, their getting bigger and now  feeding well on the feeder.

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Another Week Begins

Its another week on Humbert River Station with the kicking off with a quick day trip (850km return) to town yesterday, to pick up supplies. While today was spent sorting out supplies, checking more fences and feeding the cattle in the yards. With the loader broken this has become a difficult task requiring the 500kg rectangle to be rolled onto a ute and driven to the yards. The temperature is continuing to rise with 38 degrees today and a predicted 40 degrees later in the week, at the station dogs know how to keep cool. 

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Potties and Panels

As the muster continues we’ve gotten our first potty calves for the round, these calves have unfortunately been separated from there mums so we look after them at the station until they are big enough to look after themselves. We have also set up a panel yard as an attachment to the main yard so we can house some extra cattle until we find a paddock for them.

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