I am not a “greeny”, by any stretch of the imagination. However I do believe we are only custodians for our land, which means we need to hand it on the the next generation in a better condition than what we were given in it.
I do, however, LOVE to commune with nature. This time of the year, it’s pretty easy to tell what the day is going to be like by the mornings.
It is a favourite thing to do, but doesn’t happen often. Still, I can sort of do it anywhere (even if I don’t have a coffee!).
Imagine: crisp, cold morning. Not a breath of wind and, because it’s so calm, noise travels a great distance. We can hear the neighbours dogs barking (no mean feat, since they live about four kilometres away!), the gums trees are permeating the beautiful smell of eucalyptus and the dew drops of the sheep yards are sparkling in the post-dawn light.
As I climb over the yards, the water soaks into my jeans and the tips of my fingers start to go numb.
Well that’s how it was when we loaded our beautiful girls up the other morning. These Border X Merino ewes have been out on agistment and it was time for them to come home. They’re chock-a-block full of lambs – twins mostly – and are in such good nick. They’re happy and healthy and the way they tried to take the yards “out” when we ‘yarded’ them, shows they have a lot more energy than I did, when I was pregnant!
It was one of the best mornings I’ve spent in a long while. Are you a morning person?