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Winswood Miniature Herefords – footprints in the sand.

Last night we had a bit of rain (9mm) and whilst that was quite remarkable, what was really interesting was how busy our garden is at night.

Walking down to the shed this morning was an assortment of tracks showing that our resident wombat…

DSCN4342 had been out and about, a couple of kangaroos…DSCN4344DSCN4343

a feral cat…DSCN4341

and Mack and Luke when they were let out of their run.DSCN4345

It was a veritable highway!


Winswood Miniature Herefords – lovely faces

Winswood Miniature Herefords

People often ask us ‘Can you eat Miniature Herefords?’ The answer is most definitely yes and we have two in the chiller waiting for Butcher Brad to come back.DSCN4317

Winswood Miniature Herefords – I’m off to Bunnings!


Winswood Miniature Herefords – tough times.

It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I put something on the blog but things have been a bit rugged here.

We’ve been waiting, hoping and finally praying for rain and it still hasn’t really turned up. We’ve had a few mm’s here and there and our biggest fall since the end of January was 15mm. Otherwise it’s been 6mm, 2.5mm,4mm etc and the wind has blown away most of the benefit. However, for some reason, the creek has started running and has just got to the big pool we pump out of for the stock. Give it a week or so to clear up and we can fill our tanks.

Our first big load of hay is on it’s way, coming from Kinglake. 45 round bales should last us until early August but also allows us to keep more paddocks locked up to slowly, slowly grow a bit of feed over winter.

We’ve learnt from this experience and are also very impressed with our little mini’s who have scrounged through the rough grasses and tussocks and kept their condition on. It’s the bigger girls who are finding it harder now it’s got cold and who need the supplementary feeding.

I’ve included some pictures of the precious water we are overjoyed to see.


Winswood Miniature Herefords – Who says the best things come in small packages??

Johnnie found a little rock for the garden. DSC_2903DSC_2907

Oh ok, it was a really really BIG rock…


Winswood Miniature Herefords – some pictures from today.


This stunning young bull is by the Canadian bull Harvie. This is when A.I. is a remarkable tool for genetic diversity.


Some of our calves.




And the boys are heading off on a road trip. Well, they would if Luke could just reach the pedals.


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