Saturday, first day of our school holidays saw the three younger children and myself at a local clearing sale, our school's P&C catering for the crowd estimated to be somewhere between 600 and 1000.
Many sandwiches were cut, cakes baked, snags rolled and steaks flipped on what was a wonderful fundraising opportunity for our small school. Matthew headed to Bottle Tree, dropping Sarah at the river enroute.
Sunday we all accompanied Sarah to her rowing regatta enjoying an early, cool start.
Dad couldn't wait around for Sarah's race, again heading to Bottle Tree.
Monday afternoon, after a morning spent preparing, packing, cleaning
and list checking,
we loaded the truck with cattle, kids and enough clothing and food to support a trek through the Kathmandu Valley and headed to town for the annual 'holiday camp' that is Junior Beef.
Sarah and Jessie's second visit, first time for the two youngest.
Home today to work through the mountainous pile of denim currently smothering the laundry, tomorrow we head back to Bottle Tree to commence weaning. With a fully beefed-up team, overflowing with new found beef knowledge, there'll undoubtedly be plenty of opinions thrown around the yards in coming days.