Tiff (Konnongorring)

It's 7:30 Tuesday morning – breakfast time. And nothing beats a Big Brekkie from Muchae sale yards with dad! We've been up since 4:30 loading lambs, driving there then unloading lambs. It's a tradition that if we stay to watch our lambs get auctioned we have brekkie with our stockie if his there or even if his not 🍴🍴 Then we walk through the sale yards sussing out the competition πŸ˜‰ Ever since I was a kid I've loved the sale yards (and the big brekkie πŸ˜‰) And its even better when lamb prices are good! P.s shout out to the truckie from Mucka transport who help me clean my ute and trailer when my wash bay wasn't working πŸ‘ŒπŸ»#lifeinthewheatbelt #wheatbeltlocal #muchae #agriculture

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Wheatbelt take over – #3 🌾 We try and do as much as the stock work in the cooler parts of the day for the livestocks sake and ours. So, till it cools down we're cleaning the shearing shed. Its not as fun as it was when I was a kid. Back then it was acceptable to slide down the chute and go on adventures while 'helping'. But it's without a doubt better then the time a fox died under the shed and dad paid us $10 to climb under and clean it up. The smell still haunts me – would rather sweep then do that any day!!! We have a prime lamb enterprise and only run merino ewes on agistment that we will sell before they need shearing. So this shearing shed isn't put to the test like it was back in its hey day before '08' when we went into dorpers. But the shearers still come to do our 'hairy' F2 and F3 ewes. Plus the misfit mob of pets… This old shed got a revamp in the 70's and has had thousands and thousands of merinos pass through here. I don't think it would matter how many times you scrubbed these boards the lanolin is here to stay, if walls could talk I'd love to hear some story's sheds across Australia could tell. It doesn't matter where I am I fall in love with the character and history shearing sheds capture between their old walls. #lifeinthewheatbelt #wheatbelttakeover #australianagriculture #wheatbeltlocal @daveytiff

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Wheatbelt Take Over #4🌾- So, I was assigned the worse job in the history of farm jobs (well I reckon anyway πŸ˜‰) It was cleaning the machinery after harvest. Well, I was just finishing the header comb and I might have blown the air compressor up… Turns out that writing in Chinese says once it switches off because it's over heating YOU DONT force it back on again.. Sorry πŸ™Š I wasn't brave enough to get photo evidence while dad was around, hence the lack of photo πŸ˜‰ But as long as I got dad a choc milk I could pop into town to drop it off to get it fixed, guess that means the header will have to wait. Might time the air compressor pick up day with the arrival date of my sister πŸ˜‰πŸšœ My trip to town also means I get to personally deliver these bad boys. I won a competition a year ago through @rda_wheatbelt to get my children's book published. It has since been republished and is now for sale. I have books telling the story of life in a Wheatbelt shearing shed from the far corners of Indonesia to the middle of central Qld! I love town trips! #wheatbelttakeover #wheatbeltlocal #fivethousandmoretogo #australianagriculture @daveytiff

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Wheatbelt take over #6 🌾- Dad. aka Boss man, was sent out to take a #felfie … Farmers hey πŸ˜‰ When my dad left school he did his 'apprenticeship' in the shearing sheds before returning home to the family property. He has been here ever since, with a passion for sustainability and a genuine interest in feeding the world. My siblings and I have been lucky enough to have him as a teacher. He never pressured us into pursuing a career in agriculture (that doesn't mean we weren't forced to help in the sheep yards or forced to go rock picking as kids, or even now for that matter 😜) Nor did he influence our opinions on the industry. I believe this has allowed my siblings and I to remain open minded and keen to learn about anything and everything in this wonderful, diverse and evolving industry. Since I've started my #Agadventures around Aus I can honestly say I've met some of the best and worked for some of the worst and I'm grateful for all experiences. You can give every farmer/ grazier the same amount a land in the exact same region and they will all do something different yet be equally as passionate about what they do (plus swear he is doing it better then his neighbour 😜) and my favourite saying is 'people are most beautiful when they talk about what they love.' Not that I'd tell my neighbour his beautiful while discussing sheep blood lines 😜 Beards and all I reckon people in this industry and in regional Australia are pretty interesting and there's endless story's to share 🌾 But enough of the small talk prepare yourselves for the sheep yard happy snaps we're about to conquer the first mob for the arvo πŸ’ͺ🏻. #wheatbelttakeover #wheatbeltlocal #australianagriculture

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Wheatbelt take over #11 🌾 – I'm one of four girls who are all interested in agriculture in our own way so over the years we've had our fair share of Mcleods daughters jokes. Then our baby brother arrived. He is 'training' his first sheep dog at the moment. There has been tears… But he is persistent and (mostly) patient. The poor dog on the other hand that gets led around the place… I don't think I've ever met a dog that's been so NOT interested in sheep. But she's happy 🐢 My little brother is a trouper, even at the age of eight he is a valued member of the working team. For some reason I don't think his wheat crops in the rose garden are as appreciated as his efforts at lamb marking time. His the official 'elastrator putter oner'. It's a role that's taken extremely seriously until it gets to boring or to hot πŸ˜‰ He gets paid 2 empty elastrator containers a year but his trying to increase this to 3 – There's still some firm discussions about this pay increase happening between Archer and dad. Arch is dads wool handler, he protects us from Cheep-cheep, the turkey that has a tendency to attack, he provides endless entertainment for example rocking up to the sheep yards in a pirate DRESS, the type of dress that one of his older sisters wore to a party and probably shouldn't have made it to the dress up box (umm). Even if we're walking a mob of sheep a solid few kms from the yards Arch will ride behind them on his push bike. Most importantly his the dreaded chook bucket emptier. Up there for one of the worst jobs on the farm… The influx of sheep photos are almost at an end, promise πŸ˜‰ #australianagriculture #wheatbeltlocal #wheatbelttakeover

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