Saturday, June 8, 2013

Saturday Sojourn -- Join Heather Garside Mustering Cattle on Her Property

Experience the lifestyle enjoyed by her characters in her latest novel, Breakaway Creek.

Saturday 13th April: We hired my nephew with his helicopter to muster bullocks and heifers
for sale. This is the first time we have used the chopper for mustering as we’ve don’t have a
large acreage by Queensland standards. But we’ve had a very wet season, making the creek
country full of long grass and unsafe to muster by horseback or motorbike. The last photo is
our truck with double-decker stock crate, ready to load.

Monday 15th April: On Saturday and Sunday we had also mustered cows and calves. In these
photos is the yarding of weaners (calves old enough to be taken from their mothers – these
were bigger than normal as circumstances had prevented us mustering at the optimal time.)
Other photos show my husband bringing hay to the yards to feed them.

Thursday 19th April: We mustered cows and calves on our second property, this time on
horseback and quad bike. Photos show me with my lovely mare Whiskey, my husband with
his quad bike and the friend who helped us with the muster.

Breakaway Creek
Two love stories; two parallel lives; two destinies.
Two city women, a century apart, find love and adventure in the Queensland outback.
Set in the 19th and 21st centuries, Breakaway Creek is a passionate rural romance of love and its consequences.
Shelley and Emma might be separated by time but they’re bound by a dark secret to a place called Breakaway Creek.

Available from Clan Destine Press

Heather’s website:


Heather Garside said...

Thanks for having me, Jess, and giving me the opportunity to share something of our llifestyle.

alissa callen said...

Fabulous photos Heather:)

Heather Garside said...

Thanks, Alissa and thanks for dropping by.

Jenny Brigalow said...

Thanks for sharing Heather. I just love Whiskey! Cattle are looking well too.

Jennifer Scoullar said...

Lovely photos ... so much grass!

Incident Report IBC-726A-39

FORMAL INCIDENT REPORT SECTION ONE Incident Date:___ 25 th August 2436 __ Incident Time:___ 22 :30 hours approx ___ Incident...