Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Heading Down Under

Well after several years of planning our trip to Australia including taking in the World Simmental Congress is about to happen.  In less than 24 hours we will be on the long flight to Sydney. 

These past few weeks have been a whirl wind of activity.  It occurred to me that when non farm folk plan a trip of any length, then cancel their newspaper, arrange for the lawn to be cut or the sidewalk to be shoveled and jet off to their destination without another thought.
We have been hauling in feed, completing show and sale entries, halter breaking, weaning calves, arranging for a chore girl and house sitter, arranging for the crops to be swathed, scanning the catalogs of the sales that will happen during the time we are gone, registering calves and trying to buy a new truck, just to take a few weeks off from the farm.

I'm sure we will be thinking about what is happening at home and if everything is going OK, but the reality is that once we are on the plane there isn't much we can do about it.  So a huge Thank You to our daughter Stacy

 who is going to keep things going while we are gone and even take in a show with a smaller show string for everything she is doing so we can take this trip.  Also to Sarah who will be there during the week.  We couldn't do this trip with out you.

So if you happen to be driving by High Country Cattle in the next few weeks and you see a calf out, please chase him in and fix the fence.  We'll make it up to you when we get back.  Cheers - Rob & Dee

1 comment:

j m simpson said...

Hope you have a blast "Down Under"! I am very envious!!