Calderbrae Girls

Calderbrae Girls

We recently earned the distinction of becoming a Master Breeder with Holstein Australia - a feat we had never expected to achieve, and one that came at a time when good news was sorely needed. Amidst the gloom of a floundering dairy industry, and confronted by some serious health challenges - it is always a worthwhile exercise to count our many blessings.  And our girls are just some of them.....

Thursday, November 22, 2018/Author: Jacqui/Number of views (204)/Comments (0)/
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#Varyeverafter

#Varyeverafter

The Suares Farm FOB (Father of the Bride!)  - veteran footy back man that he is - honed his hand-ball tactics for the final wedding of the progeny.  Our youngest daughter's dream of a country wedding at home on the farm in March tested my gardening skills to the max - but throw in the FOB's "Oh, and you have written a poem for the occasion?" and you just dialed up the stress meter  to extreme. What a brilliant day we had - lets all hold on to the beautiful memories!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Jacqui/Number of views (279)/Comments (0)/
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Big Red does a pirouette

Big Red does a pirouette

Life on dairy farm is  constant, repetitive and busy - with little time to tick things off that ever growing 'one day' list of jobs.  My list and His list are usually poles apart.  Some days they manage to sync; and the teamwork is breathtaking - literally...
Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Jacqui/Number of views (1354)/Comments (0)/
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The Talking Quest

The Talking Quest

Encouraging Mia's communication has been a marathon team effort at the Suares farm for many years.  Learning a range of signing gestures proved useful for everyone - particularly handy for calling cuppa time across the back paddock when the voice wouldn't quite carry. But helping Mia find her voice, to be able to construct clear and useful complete sentences has been our ultimate aim.  Now with the help of some fabulous compatriots we are hearing the rewards - and she walks a little taller with every success!
Saturday, April 8, 2017/Author: Jacqui/Number of views (819)/Comments (0)/
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When we were very young....

When we were very young....

This is Mia's story, and it is shared with her full knowledge and permission.  At the age of 35, Mia finally received a diagnosis of Monosomy 1p36 Deletion Syndrome - with the accompanying advice to Google it! We hope by chronicling her journey with its many challenges and achievements we can help build on the available knowledge and understanding of 1p36 for our fellow travellers and the broader community.

Friday, January 6, 2017/Author: Jacqui/Number of views (565)/Comments (0)/
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