Oddly located Sheep: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge


© irene waters 2016

It struck me as odd when I pulled up at my local servo for petrol to have at the bowser next to me a trailer full of sheep.


© irene waters 2016

To my knowledge it is too wet for sheep on the coastal areas. Not only does the high rainfall lead to things like foot rot we also have one of the highest incidences of ticks in Australia. When I was growing up wheat and sheep went together out on the drier western plains. I guess I should not find it odd as times change.


© irene waters 2016

But this was really the only sheep like creature I expected to see where I live.

In response to  Cee’s odd ball challenge.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Oddly located Sheep: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. Is Muffin’s playground your backyard? So beautiful! I’d bah for something like that in my back yard!

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  2. It is also not suitable for alpacas either. Out West for wheat, sheep and alpacas.

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some fun and adorable odd balls for this week. Thanks Irene.

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  4. I would say they are someone’s hobby sheep, and grown for the coloured wool. If they live on a well drained block and they are dipped and sprayed they should be safe from footrot and ticks and all the other nasties. Probably going to be shorn, perhaps. A nice lambswool sweater coming up!

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