Today we were drafting sheep in readiness for a few days of shearing. I couldn't help but marvel at the contrast from 12 months ago. Then, we were drafting at night because of the heat, the yards needed to be hosed to keep the dust down and we were feeding sheep in the holding paddocks because they were so bare. Today, we were slopping around in the mud (bet you didn't know sheep hate walking in the mud!), there was green feed not only through the holding paddocks but in the yards as well and the days are lovely and not hot at all!
Some of our shearing team are here. In the morning, Martin needs to take a run down to one of the creeks to find out if its crossable; otherwise the shearers need to come via a longer route.