After The Storm

The rain came in heavily last night with over 35mm falling in a few hours soaking the station, its roads and bringing creeks back to life, its also the one day a week the mail plane arrives making the first job of the day to clear the airstrip of termite mines and make sure the water has run off. This was followed by a bore run, made interesting by wet roads and paddocks as well as a bore motor that had thrown the fan belt. It had smoke coming off it, the radiator was dry but the motor was still running and the pump was still pumping, it was stopped, fixed and started first go. These motors continue to amaze me in their resilience and strength, I’ve seen one motor that was left with water sitting in it after the river had submerged it, all we did was change the oil and drain the water and it started first go. 

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An End To Paving

We finally finished the paving this morning leaving us the rest of the day to catch on the other jobs we had around the station. Four tires needed fixing with the tubes and rust bands shredded in two of them, one of the paddocks was running low on cattle lick so it was quickly  topped up. Finally rain has been predicted for tomorrow and the weekend, so we’ll hopefully get that rain we’ve been waiting for.

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Trucking Cattle and Other Things

Yesterday was another full day at Humbert with  a road train loaded full of cattle first up in the morning followed by some more fencing and cleaning out some paddocks of  fence jumpers, with the loader still broken feeding out is still difficult with the bales still needing to be rolled onto the ute. With the final muster of the round starting today station life should be back to normal soon. The weather is still crazy with jumpers needed in the morning and it being 40 degrees by midday with hotter weather still to come.

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