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Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: Cow Differences between Switzerland and Australia

In Gruyere and other parts of Switzerland the paddocks are so green and lush that paddock seems to be the incorrect term to use to describe them. Rather they are alpine meadows. These cows are dairy cows and are fed … Continue reading

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The Farm Sells: Trog and Other Animals

Trog and Other Animals is a petmoir serial. If you wish to start at the beginning go to the page Trog and Other Animal for the links. It was three weeks before we had anybody else look at the farm. The … Continue reading

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The sun is harsh: Trog and other Animals

Trog and Other Animals is a petmoir serial. If you want to start at the beginning go to Trog and Other Animal Pages for the links. Mungo received his first letter after Christmas. My niece just had to rub it … Continue reading

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The Bull: Trog and Other Animals

We were now ready, in Darrell’s opinion, to purchase the bull. He was an old boy but still up to the job and most importantly quiet. Our newly installed loading ramp was not required as the bull was walked around … Continue reading

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The Yards: Trog and other Animals

Over the next couple of weeks the work continued. Once we had our uprights the holes were dug and the posts placed in them. Rocks were found and jammed in at the base and then ramming earth around them packing it … Continue reading

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Debarking: Trog and other Animals

Darrell in the meantime had decided the best position for our yards was on the road at our furthest boundary.  This would give all-weather access for trucks, good drainage when it rained so that the hooves of the animals wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Preparing for the bull:Trog and other Animals

It was time to sell the male calves and Darrell organised his son to help him round them up. They arrived early in the morning on their horses with several kelpies at their heels. From the house verandah we watched … Continue reading

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