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 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 9th of November, Mitch and I went on the train to Middle Brighton Station. We walked to Royale Brothers. We met Claire and Brenton there. We went into the cinema. I invited lots of people to see the queen movie and raised money for SCN2A. 64 people came and We raised $1400 from tickets and donations.
We went into cinema 4 and watched Bohemian Rhapsody. I sang we will rock you. Everyone loved it. Thank you for coming.
I can’t wait it comes out on Apple TV and I can watch it at home. Mum or Dad can buy it for me.
On Saturday 3rd of March, Mitch and I went on the train from North Brighton to Richmond station. We walked to Benny Burger and ordered burgers and cheesy fries but they ran out of cheese sauce. I ate Mitch’s chips instead. We walked to Rod Laver arena to scan the tickets and we bought shirts and I got a program Mitch bought a grey shirt and I bought a black shirt with Australia flag colors. We went to find our seats. I sang we will rock you. It was great. We walked back to Richmond Station and caught the 11:18pm train to North Brighton. We couldn’t walk home because it was dark so David picked us up and drove us home. It was late for sleeping!