A few years ago we met a young man. Well he was a kid really -a 14-year-old helping out at the cattle pavilions at Beef 2009 in Rockhampton.

THrough some twists of fate, his brother Lachlan came to work here at Granite Glen for a year and eventually, so did Cal.

He arrived as a very shy, quiet teenager with a mullet haircut which he wore with pride.

Eighteen months later he is leaving us to head of on a huge adventure… with a short-back-and-sides.

We are missing him already – our patient hard-working jackaroo who fitted into our family as easily as his brother did.

cal_8326 bw eThat bloke on the left is REALLY gonna miss him.  And the bloke in the middle enjoyed having a fit young whipper snapper by his side too!

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iTunes the foal will miss her dose of Cal attention…

CAL_8096 F BW If ever we couldn’t find him, you could be sure he was messing around with a horse somewhere.

itunes_8053 bweViolet and Dash will miss him…callum_7072 eHe was a big brother to them, available to annoy (Violet) and punch and wrestle (Dash). And play electronic games with!

cal_8391He’s going from doing this…

callum_6069 1eAnd this…


With a dose of this…

cal_6525And this…

cows_9289 ePretending to do this  (and becoming VERY popular on Station Photo’s Facebook page!)…

To doing this…

callum_0974 bweAnd this…

callum_0900 eAnd lots of this…


That’s right – Callum is dedicated bull rider, and is off to the USA on a rodeo scholarship.  I didn’t even know that was possible before meeting him.

We wish him safe travels and all the luck (and good management) in the world.  Go get ‘em, cowboy!

We know one thing for sure: life will definitely be less colourful here!


9 Responses to “Cal”

  1. My goodness. Does the young fellow ever smile?

  2. Good luck Cal. Have a wonderful time. You will be missed. And above all stay safe.

  3. He must be good to have earned a scholarship. Wishing him all the best on his grand adventure! I know y’all will miss him.
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  4. Go get’em Gunga Din (Cal) – show ‘em what an Aussie can do.

    All the very best young Fella.

  5. Good luck Cal, we bloglanders will miss the entertaining photos of you. It looks like he will be sorely missed.
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  6. Cal, Happy trails and swift fortune. Keep your hand closed and your chin down and be careful on the get-off.

  7. That is great for Cal! Let us know where he is going? We are an Oklahoma family that LOVES to follow rodeo! We hope to run into Cal on the circuit. Best of luck to him!
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  8. Looking forward to Cal updates while he entertains the USA
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  9. Best of luck. perhaps he’ll cross northern California’s circuit and we’ll have a chance to cheer for him locally. (I had no idea you could get a rodeo scholarship either-so much to know, so little time to learn it.
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