Summer heat; 40⁰C and bodies melting!
Toiling all day; no lunch and only the water bottles we each carried
Mother was ill and downtown seeing the doc
Younger kids chasing sheep and jumping in bales, trying to keep out of the way
Lots to do in the bush, for kids, and for us adults
Digging holes for new posts; ground like concrete after a long and dry season
Replacing old fencing, a necessary evil; now metal posts and not wood
“Kids, stay away from the wire!” They won’t be told!
Screams as the smallest falls and is caught up in the barbs