Well there isn't much to update other than another new governess has been employed for this year and a small amount of rain, 18mm, was also received which was enough to wet the ground but not make water run. Also there is many a poddy calf being fed including one that was fostered onto a goat and now thinks it is a goat not a bull. There are plans in place for a renovated kitchen in the main house and plans for new cattle yards as well. There have been fires lit on neighbouring stations by lightning from storms that hold no rain, well except for the very nice one with the 18mm that put it's own fires out. There have been takes of lightning striking the same places repeatedly, five times, seven times, in the one storm. There is hope for the very wet February that has been predicted. Cattle are being fed and cattle are being watered (sounds like a garden, well I guess much the same as you have to take water to them) and the two families are taking it in turns to have some time away to refresh.
This morning there was a very good segment on the drought by Sunrise. I thought it was tasteful, factual and caring. They urged people to help out farmers and station owners through donations. Here is the video.
Enjoy your weekend!
More current photos are thanks to the boss lady.