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 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 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.
On Friday 12th of July, Aimi and I went to Peter’s farm in Kardella. He’s got 70 highland cattle. I didn’t to go in the tractor to feed hay to highland cows because it was too wet and slippery, Oh No!!!!
Peter showed me other cows that were close to the house. Peter has got a jumpy dog, Peter had to say ‘NO!’ to stop the dog from jumping!! Peter had to put the dog some else.
Peter has lots of black cows, They are my favourite cows. It was very hilly there, and muddy.
Peter told me about Tasmania, they got mini bus from the airport to stay in Richmond, TAS and go to visit highland cow farms there. I’m going to do this!
On Thursday 11th of July, in the morning Aimi, her kids and I went to Erica’s farm called Glenstrae Highlands. Erica showed me her highland cows and her 2 dogs. I felt happy and a bit too excited, becuase I love highland cows. There were 20 highland cows.
I was bit worried about her dogs because they always jump up on me, Aimi and her kids. But Erica said to me ‘tell them NO!’.
I brushed a cow. I felt relaxed.
On Friday, David picked me up from Bundoora Park Farm at 2pm, We picked Ella up from home. We drove to the house in Ocean Grove. We had shepperds pie first night.
On Saturday, Pop, David and I went to Highland Cattle Show to help farmers with highland cattle and get ready for the show. We met the farmers. They all very nice. It was a good weather. Mum, Ella and Mardi came for little bit. I dressed up and entered the calf classic with Nevis, one of Erica’s calves.
On Sunday Pop, David and I went back to the show. Nick and Von, Sophie and Angus came to watch me. I handed out the prizes for a class 15 (cows 3-5 years) that I sponsored. With Peter’s help I led a bull called Rabbie in class 21 (bulls 20-24 months) and Rabbie won third place. I went to Highland dinner at Portarlington golf club with David and Pop. The farmers said I can visit their farm to see their highland cows. That made me feel happy.
On Monday, I was going to netball but I was too tired so Mum and I drove home from the house in Ocean Grove. I had a chilled out day.
On Friday, Aimi picked me up from school at 1pm. We bought Macdonalds for lunch. Aimi and I ordered a cheese burger each. We went to Aimi’s house in Warragul to relax. We went to pick Aimi’s kids up from Warragul north primary school around 3:12. We went to Macdonalds to get drinks. I had an apple juice. We went to 33 Christes road to find highland cows. I saw lots of them. I took photos of them. I felt happy. We went back to Aimi’s house. I played minecraft on Xbox with Aimi’s kids. They helped me built a cow farm and farmhouse. We had dinner. We had sausages and salad. We played minecraft again until bedtime.
On Saturday, We had breakfast. I had Vegmite toast and cordial. We went for a walk to the end of Dawson Drive to see other cows and rc planes. We walked back to Aimi’s house. Aimi and I went to Highland cattle farms that I researched for a spreadsheet on my laptop. I only saw Wombat the highland bull in Bunyip at The Home Farm. We looked for more highland cows at other farms. but we couldn’t find them. I felt sad and frustrated. I thought about seeing highland cows another time. We went to Coles in Warragul to do shopping for dinner. We went back to Aimi’s house to relax. We had hamburgers for dinner. I played on iPad before 10pm.then went to bed.
On Sunday We had breakfast I had butter toast. Aimi and I went to Warrock farm to see 2 highland cows and other animals. We went to Poowong to look for 100 highland cows. I found 5 highland cows in the paddock. We went to Pakenham south and saw 2 highland cows pets at the farmhouse. We went to Aimi’s old house in Frankston North. David picked me up from her old house. David and I went home in the car.
On Friday, Pop and I went to Russllyn Highlands farm to meet Barrie, Pam and Adam. We saw the bull, cows and calves. They took us to the paddock to see lots of highland cows and calves. We drove back to their house. We drove back to farmstay in Framlingham.
I drove from my Pop’s house to the airport. This is where I met Aimi, and together we watched the planes land. From the airport I drove with Aimi to Christies Road Warragul. At the farm I saw lots of highland cows. We then drove back to Aimi’s house which did not take too long. At her house we had dinner together both Aimi and I had ham and salad for dinner. After dinner we decided to watch the Mr Bean movie which was very funny because Mr Bean got in trouble. This ended a long day and I slept at Aimi’s house.