Farm­ing snap­shot

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - Bush Kids Facebook Page -

WHER­EVER there is a fam­ily farm, there are likely to be some bush kids lend­ing a hand.

The Bush Kids Face­book page, which cham­pi­ons the ef­forts of coun­try chil­dren work­ing within agri­cul­ture, has now sur­passed 40,000 fol­low­ers on­line.

Each year some of the most cap­ti­vat­ing and well-liked im­ages shared on the page are en­tered into a com­pe­ti­tion for the Bush Kids cal­en­dar, which raised money for the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tors Service.

Or­gan­is­ers have set an am­bi­tious tar­get of rais­ing $10,000 through sales, as 2018 will mark 90 years since the found­ing of the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tors Service.

Pro­ceeds will be do­nated to the West Aus­tralian branch of the RFDS next year.

The calender was put to­gether from 400 en­tries, which all give a snap­shot into the lives of bush kids Aus­tralia wide.

PHOTO: SALLY MCGILVRAY

FUN TIMES: Cool­ing off and hav­ing fun af­ter a hot day mus­ter­ing at Womble­bank, near Mitchell in Queens­land, are Lucy, Molly and Mac McGilvray. They are rid­ing Sandy.

PHOTO: LIB MARTIN

Lo­gan was a vis­i­tor with his par­ents to Akoona near Wol­lo­mombi. He en­joyed watch­ing the merino hoggets as they went past on a frosty win­ter morn­ing.

PHOTO: GEM LEE STEERE

Eva (3) and Grace (4) Lee Steere help­ing to muster lambs up to the yards for drench­ing. Photo taken at Yon­dalee Farms, Boyup Brook, Western Aus­tralia.

PHOTO: MICHELLE TAY­LOR

Joshua Tay­lor and his son Jay­den with horse McMurchie Blair, aka Macca.

PHOTO: CHRIS­TINE PICKS

Phoenix-Vic­to­ria (8) and Cleo-Athena (3) have a dip af­ter de­liv­er­ing much-needed stores to the prop­erty next door. The photo was taken in the Pil­bara just north of Port Hed­land, WA, in the wet sea­son af­ter mas­sive rain­fall. In 72 hours, 437mm of rain was mea­sured, which broke a 10-year-old record for the Pil­bara.

PHOTO: BRON KING

11-year-old Tess McEvoy-King and her dar­ling jersey, Poppy. Tess lives on a small beef cat­tle farm (with a few house cows) near Ap­pin, New South Wales.

PHOTO: LISA PILBEAM

18-month-old Dustin Pyle play­ing on the fence­line on Litch­field Sta­tion in the NT, where his par­ents are fenc­ing con­trac­tors.

PHOTO: ANGE STIR­LING

Mac Stir­ling, Archie Smart, Matilda Ryan, Josh Smart and Ara­bella Stir­ling at the Dalby Stock Horse Sale.

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