So over the uni holidays I had my 2 weeks of sheep prac on a farm in Brookton WA. To say the experience was amazing is an understatement. The farmers we had were an amazing couple that made us feel welcome and apart of the family, with alot of laughter at the dinner table.
We participated in vaccinating, drenching, wool sampling, genetic testing (PS taking blood from a sheeps ear is not as easy as what everyone might think!), mustering sheep while working with the dogs and helping with 2 days full of shearing.
I learnt ALOT and have the bruises and scars to prove it.
Just before we left we went out and saw the day old lambs that had just dropped. An exciting time of the year! It was a sad morning leaving but I was lucky enough to not only be offered a job in the uni breaks with them but also have been asked back at the end of August for lamb marking. Bring on another week !!