Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Get 'em while they are young


Dunno about Australia, but I literally rode on the sheep's back!

My nanna and me September? 1967, "Sunnyglee", Jerilderie, NSW.

I was 20 months old.  If you look closely, I'm wearing a handknitted bonnet and jumper.  The corduroy overalls would have been cut down from a pair of trousers belonging to my grandfather or uncle.  The jumper would have been reknitted from one of their old jumpers, too.  Mum made all my clothes, mostly from recycled materials.

Mum and I lived with her parents while Dad served in Vietnam. My grandparents raised sheep and wheat at Jerilderie. There are always lambs that are hand-reared. The one I'm sitting on was probably one of the house lambs that year.


Olivia said...

What a wonderful photo!

Sheep Rustler said...

The nicest picture I have seen today!

cathg said...

My earliest memory is of an elderly aunt using a spinning wheel. Fate indeed.