Tweet (horsey) harmony
As I do so many times, I am blogging quickly before I hit the hay. It has been another big day in the bush – today saw an industry-based forum which drew 500 cattle producers together at a local venue. It was really enlightening and inspiring to hear so many stories, learn from so many experiences, be encouraged by so many experts.
One of the main messages was the use of social media. To be specific: We MUST start using social media (twitter, facebook and blogging) to ensure our industry stays real and relevent and HEARD. I am hoping that means that (in the very foreseeable future) I will be able to lose my title as That Freak Who Loves to Blog and Tweet (whatever that is!).
But back to today’s forum – I have to say, the speakers were talking my talk. Hopefully I will be able to link soon to lots of other bushies out there who do what we do, who have their own spin on our incredible part of the world, and our lives here. In the meantime, I will keep on banging on about the amazing aroma of horses, how much fun it is to shoot one’s Nikon from the hip (literally in the pic above!) and my latest excuse for not having my housework done.
And speaking of which…
We are back mustering tomorrow, so there will either be LOTS of paddock photos (cause I get to be out there amongst it all) or NO paddock photos (cause I actually had to do some work).
I know Violet is BESIDE herself with anticipation at going riding ALL DAY LONG.
While Dash (who is modelled a little more along the lines of his mother) will moan about having to leave a perfectly warm house into the frost/fog…
Before we both warm up as we ride and remember that being on a horse out in the bush is actually one of the greatest feelings in the world.
It’s just a shame that we get no mobile phone service, or I’d tweet y’all as we rode! Just to make sure you UNDERSTAND why my windows and skirting boards are a little crusty.