On Saturday 14th of March, I woke up at 4:30am to get ready for Pop to come. Pop and I drove to Goldburn Valley Beef Festival it takes 3 hours. Erica had to get Andie ready for the show. I had to brush her and led Andie around the show ring couple of times. I won 3rd place. We had a rest. We had sausage in bread with cheese. I had to led Andie around the show ring. We helped Erica packed up and go to Carevan Park for 1 night. We went out for dinner. I had pizza and an apple juice. We went back to Caravan Park to relax until 10pm.
On Sunday 15th of March, Pop and I woke up at 5am and had breakfast. We drove home to see Mum and Dad.
On Thursday 27th of February, David and I went to Davids office. Dad has to do work until 12pm. We went to Melbourne Airport to check in our bags and our swag. We went though security. We went to Qantas Club to have lunch. I had wrap with cheese. We went to watch planes for while. We went to our gate to get on Qantas plane to Canberra. We got off the plane. We got our bags and our swag. We hire a car to the Supermarket near the show. We went in the show to check in. We helped Erica to do work like feed her cattle dinner. We set up the tent and went out for dinner. On Friday 28th of February, I helped Erica walk Andie outside, feed her cattle breakfast wash and blow dry her getting her ready for the show. The show started. Emily Peck had to walk Andie around the show ring. We had lunch.
On Saturday 29th of February, We helped Erica walk Andie outside to had her breakfast and getting ready for the show again. Erica and I walked Andie around the show ring 3 times. We put Andie to bed. We had a parade of cattle because Erica and I won.
On Sunday 30th, of February, We helped Erica walk Andie outside to had her breakfast and getting ready for last show. Erica and I led Andie around the show ring. Andie and I won. We helped Erica packed up. We went back to the airport to check in our bags and our swag. We went though security. We went to Qantas Club to have dinner. We went to our gate to get on the Qantas plane to Melbourne.
On Friday 6th of March, We went to Davids office until 1pm. We drove to Warragul Show and waited for Erica from Glenstrae highlands. I helped Erica unload her trailer. We set up the tent close to cattle. We helped Erica to do work with her cattle. We went out for dinner at the pub in Warragul. I have a pizza with salami. We went back and watched the fireworks at 9:30pm.
On Saturday I got up at 6am to get ready for work with Erica with her cattle. I sang We Will Rock You to Andie Skye. I led Andie Skye into the show ring I had to hold Andies head up and I led her around I had to do 4 rounds with Andie. I won ribbons in 4 rounds. Aimi and Bob came and watched me. We helped Erica packed up the tralier then we drove home. We saw High Capacity Metro trains on the way home at the Pakenham East depot and more cows. I got home and saw Mum and Ella and Charlie.
On Thursday 16th of January, We got to camp at 2pm and waited for Erica from Glenstrae to come with her highland cattle. We helped Erica unload things and her cattle and I helped Erica to do work with Andie Skye. There were 2 other highland cattle at the camp. Nevis from Glenstrae and Seamus from Yatarna. We had afternoon tea. I did more work with Andie Skye. I tried sing baby shark song on the scavenger hunt, but I like singing We Will Rock You better. We hung out with highland cattle then had dinner. We fed Andie dinner and get her water.
On Friday 17th of January, We fed Andie Skye breakfast and got her water. We hung out with the highland cattle and I sang We Will Rock You to Andie Skye. Erica and I took Andie Skye outside because we had to clean their beds. Erica and I gave Andie Skye a wash and a blow dry. We had morning tea then Erica and I led Andie Skye in the show ring. I learned how to put ear tag in the cows’ ears. After lunch Jess Parker did a talk on products for grooming and we also heard what makes good show cattle. After afternoon tea we walked cattle and fed and watered them. We did Junior Judging and had dinner. Then we hung out with Andie Skye, Nevis and Seamus.
On Saturday 18th of January, We fed Andie Skye breakfast and got her water. We had breakfast and hung out with Andie, Nevis and Seamus. Erica and I led Andie Skye into the show ring. I felt happy leading Andie Skye and got to use my new halter. We did Stud Beef Victoria Challenge then had lunch. After lunch, Erica and I led Andie Skye into the show ring. I felt better leading Andie Skye, and keeping her head up. The judge was very helpful and I got a ribbon. After showing Andie Skye I gave her some lucerne cubes as a treat and got her some water. We had dinner and I danced to We Will Rock You by Queen.
On Sunday 19th of January, we fed Andie Skye breakfast and got her water and helped Erica pack up.
I had a great time and handler’s camp and learn a lot about looking after cattle and how to lead them in the show ring. I enjoyed spending 3 days with the highland cattle Andie Skye, Nevis and Seamus. Thank you to Sue Boland, all the helpers and Stud Beef Victoria for putting on the camp. Thank you also to Erica Smith from Glenstrae for bringing Andie Skye and helping me learn to look after and show her. I’m looking forward to working with Andie Skye again and showing her at the Royal Canberra Show.
On Saturday 14th of December, David and I went to pick up the cake. We went home. We had to get the food ready, We had lots of chips, lollies, cheese and crackers. Ella drove David’s car. We had to set up the party room. At 10:01 nobody had arrived! I told everyone to hurry up, but it was because the gate wasn’t open yet. Finally, Brenton came first,Daniel, Ava, Ayya, Pop, Von and Sophie came next. Everyone was bit late, I was very excited.
Everyone arrived and went to a highland cow paddock to feed highland cows bread. Everyone fed Helen the highland cow she was brown. She likes the bread and very friendly. They were two other highland cows. Some my friends and family fed one calf. The other highland cow was busy eating hay. I want to take Helen and other highland cows home but we haven’t got a paddock for them. I did the maze with Daniel. We didn’t get lost. We went on the tractor ride to see highland cows, sheep, horses, ostriches, alpacas and regular cows. I thought it was good and bumpy and everyone had a good time. We all went into red barn to cuddle guinea pigs. There was snakes in the red barn too but we didn’t cuddle them. Kris and I went to the sheepdog show but it wasn’t on. I don’t know why. We went into party room to have party food. I had chips. We had to sing happy birthday and then had cake. It had writing saying “Happy 18th Birthday Will” and picture of a highland cow We listerned to party playlist. We Will Rock You came on and I sang all the lyrics while everyone clapped. Everyone left after 12:30. thanks for coming and thank you Mum and Dad and Ella for helping.
On Thursday 28th of November, David and I dropped Charlie off at The Pets Hotel in Port Melbourne. We drove to Nagambie to have lunch. After lunch we went to Sunny Acres Farmstay in Rushworth to unpack and then I fed Cruze the highland bull calf. We had dinner at a pub. I had lasagna. We went back to the farm and I went for a drive in the paddock with Darryl. He is the farmer at Sunny Acres to see the highland cattle. We relaxed until 10pm.
On Friday 29th of November, we fed the animals like goats, camels and chickens. We went to Murchison to have a drink. We went to Murchison East Station to catch the train to Shepparton station and back to Murchison East Station. We had lunch in Murchison. I had ham and cheese roll. We went to Stanhope to look for highland cattle but they are too far away in the back paddock. We tried went to the lake but they didn’t let us through. We went back to farm and fed Cruze the highland bull calf. I watched the highland cattle in the paddock. We went to get burgers and fries from fish and chip shop. We went back to the farm and relaxed until 10pm.
On Saturday 30th of November, We fed the animals again. We went to Seymour to see 2 highlands at the farm on the right hand side of the road. We went to Mcdonalds to have lunch in Seymour. We went back to Sunny Acres Farm. It was long way from Rushworth. We fed hay to cows and sheep. We had takeaway curry for dinner and an apple juice. They played We Will Rock You by Queen, Seven Seas of Rhye and Thunderstruck by AC/DC. I liked those songs and I fed Cruze the highland bull calf. We hanged out in dining room until 10pm. The dogs were being naughty. They were barking and jumping on the table, I told the dogs “no get down! no time for playing.”
On Sunday 1st of December it was raining It was not good weather for feeding the animals. I said goodbye to Darryl and Michelle and thank you for letting us stay to see your highland cattle. We went to Mia Mia to look for highland cattle but we couldn’t find them. We went to Cleveland winery to see the highland cattle. I didn’t get wine. We went to Romsey to have lunch in the car. We went to Suffolk Sheep to look for highland cattle. But the trees were in the way. We went to pick up Charlie from The Pets Hotel in Port Melbourne. We went to Bunnings to get me gloves for Erica’s farm next week. We went home.
On Saturday 23rd of November, David and I drove to Bronwyns farm to see 73 highland cattle. It was a lot of highland cattle! It was in Flinders Victoria. I brushed some of them and fed some too. We got there before 10am and stayed until 11:30am. We went to The Big Goose on the way we saw 1 highland cow on left hand side of Mornington Tyyab Road. We didn’t have time to go into The Big Goose and see 3 highland cattle and her calf. We went to Macdonalds to have lunch on the way home. Thank you Bronwyn for showing me your highland cattle. I loved to see black highlands.
On Week 1 of work experience, Danielle and I drove to Collingwood Children’s Farm and listened to We Will Rock You all the time on the way. It was a great queen song, I felt happy and excited to start work experience at Collingwood Children’s Farm.
We got to work at around 10:00, my first job was I handed out brushes to school kids to brush the cow and showed them how to brush the cow. Farmer Dan milked the cow, and then it was my job to take the cow back to the paddock. The cow’s name was Daphne, and she had a calf called Juniper. After the cow was back in the paddock, i had to clean up the cow poo, it was yuck.
i fed the goats and the ponies. They ate hay, it was heavy so I had to carry it in the wheelbarrow. Then it was lunchtime, I brought lunch from home and ate it in the staff kitchen. After lunch I went back to do more work until 2pm. I worked so hard I can’t remember what jobs I had to do after lunch. I was very tired when I got home after work.
On Wednesday I saw planes right over top of the farm. I felt happy and excited.
On week 2 of work experience we still listened to We Will Rock You all the way there. I did the same jobs but i also had to feed the sheep and take them to new paddocks. i worked hard and had fun but they need more farm for highland cattle, my favourite.
Thank you for having me Collingwood Children’s Farm and Danielle for helping and driving me.
On Thursday afternoon, Mum, I and Charlie drove to the house in the North Bendigo. We had dinner at the house. Mum cooked Macaroni and Cheese for me. We relaxed untill 10pm.
On Friday, Mum had to interview David between 7:30 and 8am. So I hung out and relaxed.
At 8:30 we left to get to the show to help Peter and Erica to do farming jobs like brushing highland cattle and blow drying the cattles bodies. There were lots of highland cattle.
In the show I got to lead Ava the heifer, Brenton’s cow and Peter’s black baby bull. The black bull was mooing, I told him to be quiet but he didn’t listen. I bought the smiths chip showbag.
David arrived at 5 o’clock and we had dinner at the show – just us boys! I had sausages or hamburgers – I can’t remember!!!
On Saturday morning, Dad and I went to the show to help Peter and Erica to get the cattle ready for the show. I led Peter’s black bull, he was mooing again. I also got Ella a highland cow soft toy!
I saw Farmer Darryl at the show they were playing Hammer to Fall by Queen in where Farmer Darryl was. That was great!
My famliy and I had dinner out across the road from the show with the breeders. I had pasta with cheese. it was tasty i will be having that again.
On Sunday we drove home almost in time for Brooke, We went to The Big Goose on the way I spotted 1 highland cow when we exit Mornington Tyyab Road We had to pull over to have a look and took photos. Brooke said someone bought 1 highland cow. I would like them to buy more highland cattle.
We got to The Big Goose, We saw Mini Dexter cows at the front. We saw baby cows, Highland cows, Friesian cows. We fed highland cows. We had lunch there. I had hotdog with cheese. We hungout there until 3:50. We went to their driveway to see 1 highland cow close to the fence. We watched the trains at Kananook station. We went to Mordialloc for burgers on the way home.
On Saturday 31st of August, David and I left home at 8:30am to go to Churchill Island. It was a long drive. It took us 1 hour and 40 mins. We listened to my car songs playlist on the drive. We asked the shop how many highland cattle they have. They said 15. David and I had a look.
They had black, brown, silver dun and white. My favourite is black. They also had a few highland calves. We just watched them. I felt very happy and excited. We went to Caldermeade Farm to see 2 highland cows and had lunch. I had a cheese toastie. It was pretty good. The highland cow names were Bonnie and Dougal.
We drove home and went to netball to watch Ella play.
I liked going to the farm to see the highland cattle, it was the best.