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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quiet and Proud

I am home.

My Love has flown to feather the nest.

The house is so quiet without him......

Well that and the fact that we finally ditched the 22yr old fridge that constantly groaned day and night.
The new fridge is so quiet I keep checking to see if the power has been cut off!

Seriously though,
I have been so touched by the kind words and helpful suggestions and multitude of cyber hugs from blog friends and the quiet supportive assurances from friends who have stopped by today. My world is still a beautiful place and I can't tell you how proud I am of that man of mine.

He has stepped up to the plate and once again taken up one of the oldest and hardest professions in this country. Certainly not a man afraid of hard work. 

I will also add that his first day it was 39C and I can't imagine what it was in the shed.

Thank you for allowing me a little self-pity and some over-proud indulgences.


  1. I've been thinking of you Tania and wondering how you've been coping without your best friend at home...
    I for one know how very physically demanding shearing is (worked as a governess on a couple of sheep stations years ago) I take my hat off to your husband for doing what needs to be done to take care of his family. He's obviously a good man and you're a lucky woman.
    Hang in there x

  2. As I read your blog this morning I feel so proud of him. What hard work and he does it so well. You've got a real man there. We do not have many around. My prayer is that others will see that earning a living can be done in a bad economy.

  3. Hey Tanya, I hope there was a cold drink nearby and a comfy bed in the shearers quarters......

    I'll take my hat off to Craig too, it's tough work being a shearer.......

    I have a little idea of how you are feeling. My boys have been away for nearly two weeks and if I don't get in my car and head into town, I don't see another person all day....

    I'm sure you will keep busy, it alway helps pass the time.

    Beautiful Hollyhocks, I wanted to grow some this year, but those seeds just didn't want to grow for me.....

    Claire X

  4. Geez... 149 sheep hey. Back breaking stuff. Not afraid of hard work is a bit of an understatement.

  5. Thinking of you Tanya :( My husband went to work in Darwin for 5 months a few years ago when our Munchkin was only 3 during the GEC. I'm sorry that you are in a position were your separation is necessary but glad that the opportunity was available to you also. Hugest hugs xxx

  6. You have every right to be proud of Craig for working at providing for his family doing work that is hard by anyone's standards. Hugs

  7. Glad you're getting back to an even keel. Thinking about all that work is bolstering my decision to get Dorpers, a hair sheep that need no shearing! Unless, of course, your sweet hubby makes house calls to the US?

  8. That's a lot of sheep! Good on him.

  9. Ah the silence of a new fridge !

    No slouch that fella of yours, and half cooked - sure don't miss mainland temperatures eh ?
    Looks like he hasn't lost the kncack with the combs with those figures either.

  10. shearing sheep... is hard work... my back aches at the thought. Then in that heat... Argh. We dont realise how easy we have it hey.

    Hope the ladies are being good and keeping you company : o )

  11. Glad to see you back, you've been on my mind since your news in your last post. It can't be an easy thing to do - let your man go far away - but hats off to him for doing what was necessary. I can't believe how many sheep those guys shear in a day - most impressive! You can be proud!!! x x

  12. And so you should be proud of him! I don't envy him doing such tiring, back breaking work in that heat.

  13. Living in the Southern US, I have no idea what it takes to sheer a sheep, but that sounds like astounding numbers for 1 day! What hard work he does! It'll make me think when I buy wool yarn.

  14. Just catching up with all your news Tanya.. I hope Craig is going okay. No wonder he is doing such big numbers in his shearing, probably to take his mind off home!! The weather has been so hot, I don't know how they work in the sheds when temperatures are so high.. As a farm girl I know what you are both going through...xx


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