And The Rain Came Down

The skies have opened up over Humbert bringing down the rain and bringing the wet season to us, although we only got a small shower at the homestead the rain was huge a little further down the road. Turning the roads into rivers and causing the creeks to flow, all this water made it extremely slippery to drive about. All of this caused me to slip into the dam while trying to rescue a cow getting me axle deep bogged, after trying to drive out myself I eventually had to call the homestead to be pulled out and rescued. Tomorrows bore run should be interesting. 

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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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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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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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One of Those Days

Its been one of those days were nothing seems to right, the truck was meant to leave this morning carrying a ute to the mechanics but it made it less then one kilometer before it broke down itself. The loader wouldn’t start so we couldn’t put out the cattle lick and I went out to replace a float valve on a trough only to have to the wrong the size float. Fortunately the potty calves have settled in and are feeding well, we’ve also had a lot of whirly winds picking up the ash from the fires creating these black pillars towering a hundred feet above the ground.

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A Busy Week

The fires have been extinguished thanks to some hasty repairs to the grader, but not with out leaving a trail of destruction in its wake including large pasture losses and damaged fences. Second round is continuing with the contractors ripping another paddock, between these events day to day station jobs must still be done with cattle lick being put out today and a very eventful bore run yesterday.  

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