Host: Myroodah Station
Written by Pam Daniell – Manager, Myroodah Station.
With unseasonal rain this week, the mustering program has again been hampered. The roads and paddocks need to dry out – this is the third lot of dry season rain we have had this year. We have had to cancel the helicopter mustering and trucks to take the sale cattle off the station that we had booked. We have also had to delay a visit from the Department of Transport who were scheduled to pass through on an overnight visit to work on some staff licensing requirements. We definitely will not complain about the rain though and the country and cattle look wonderful as a result! Despite the damp conditions, it is far from “tools down”. The staff are working where they can – Weaner camp are processing some weaners in the yards and getting them out in to paddocks not too far away. Stock camp are fixing fences and trying not to get bogged. The Boreman has done a run in to town to collect some much needed parts and stores – his bore running duties have had some relief with the rain.
I’d like to introduce another member of our staff who is an integral part of our team. Cora Johnston has been with us for about a year and a half. She is from Borroloola in the Northern Territory and commenced with us at the start of last year undertaking a 12 month Traineeship and completing a Certificate II in Business. This year she continues training taking on a Certificate III in Business while also helping to keep the Station functioning as smoothly as possible. When Cora is not in the office she is mowing lawns, preparing rooms for visitors and new staff, feeding poddy calves along with many other tasks we throw at her daily. She had never ventured far from home before she arrived here (Myroodah is over 2000km from her home town), but is now enjoying the environment, job, and opportunity to make so many new friends. Cora is an absolute pleasure to employ and is another wonderful role model for our younger staff.
My time as host has come to an end. Tomorrow I am making the five hour return drive to Broome to collect my Mum off the plane. She has flown from Brisbane and is visiting for three weeks. I am excited!
I have enjoyed sharing some photos and stories with you about our home, workplace and some of the amazing people that make up Myroodah Station.
I thought it appropriate to hand over the keyboard tomorrow to my husband and Manager of Myroodah to write some of his thoughts on why we do what we do and wrap up our week as hosts on Central Station.