Host: Noreena Downs Station
Written by Kate Paull – Owner, Noreena Downs Station.
Well as promised here are some pictures and descriptions of the stock camp where we camp out at for five to six weeks of the year every year. This year it is six to seven weeks. We hang out at Peadonah camp every year as we use it as a base, we set up a big set of portable yards where we do approximately eight musters (where we get the cattle for the area/paddock into a group to head to the same area or yard) into.
So we set up camp and make it home, we sleep out in our swags on cyclone/shearer beds under mother nature’s sparklers (stars), most of our meals are prepared in a camp oven or on the hot plate, breakfast is done on the barbie (BBQ) to make it easy for the cook in the morning, our hot water for the tea and coffee is done in a billy can.
Zebra finch chicks in their nest in the blokes shower, so until they are big enough and able to fly, the blokes shower in the ladies one, blokes were happy to do so, much love for the wee furry ones. Oh my lordy so after writing this caption I happened to be over at the showers, so the blokes and I checked our furry critters this photo was taken yesty, today they have tail feathers with spots on them and a few wings ones coming through, only hatched last week.
Toyota D truck, broken down but Dave (family friend) and I are hoping to fix it and get it running, Dad use to cart cattle with it, in the cab at the back it has a window that looks into the cattle pen section, yep I was quite often peering through that with my siblings.