Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Life at Kooroorinya and Christmas

Life is good !!
     Much of our time is spent relaxing, it is so dry our here and the water in Towerhill creek is going down every day, we have to be a bit careful with our water consumption now as it comes from the creek, although we have two rain water tanks, we need rain!! The camping area is devoid of visitors because it so dry, although we did have a couple of travellers just after Christmas on their way through to where ever they were going.
     Jim had a busy couple of days when he gave a hand to muster Bogunda Station's cattle off the Moorinya National Park, which they had the use of until Christmas but had to get off the national park by then.  A very long day for him and he came home buggered but happy, thoroughly enjoyed the challenge
     The park is 85,000 acres and there were 2 or 3 stations with cattle on it making it a big muster, there were 2 helicopters, 13 motor bikes, 4 Quad  bikes, 4 ute's  and about 25 people, not to mention the ladies who supplied food and drinks for the whole gang.
     We have been shopping into Hughenden a couple of times and make an overnight stay at the Prairie Pub, taking the bus in to stay the night, saves having to drink and drive, not to mention the Kangaroos which a menace early evening,  morning and night as they are so stupid that they try to out run any vehicle, then decide to cut across in front of you, much to their demise and sometimes much damage to the vehicle. We had one altercation while in the Jimny resulting in a $3500.00 insurance claim, and once in the bus, but the bus was up to the challenge sustaining no damage at all.
     Yip (our Dingo) is doing really well, growing too fast and very cheeky. Has learnt many commands but still sometimes hesitant to come when we call, that is the way of the Dingo though, think about every decision before committing ones self to action. Dot has decided that Yip is not bad companion to have around and plays with her well.
     Christmas day we spent at our friends station, Bagunda, with a wonderful day having been had, plenty of great food and drinks and many stories told.
     I have to be in Townsville at the end of March to have a review of my operation, so we will depart Kooroorinya then and decide where to go next.
     It's been a great year, best wishes for 2014.