Yep…I did both.
While visiting Dag Sheep Station, a local shearer taught us the basics of shearing sheep. A select few of us actually got to attempt it ourselves. It’s an understatement to say that shearing sheep is a tough job. Bob is the only sheep shearer left in the area. He gets $2.74AUS (around $2.40USD) per sheep and $.76AUS per mile for travel. He shears approximately 150 sheep per day. Tough, tough, tough way to make a living.
I got up in the middle of the night and took some photos of the stars. I’m still experimenting, but at least this time I captured the Milky Way. Now I just need to practice making the shots better.
The next morning, I discovered a Wallaby in the backyard. At first, I thought it jumped the fence and was hanging out. Turns out it was an orphaned Wallaby and I got to bottle feed him. A bucket list moment for sure. I could have wrapped him up and brought him home.
Oh…and, they have a camel too…random.