July was "Dry July" for me and I did not ask for donations from friends and family - god knows everyone is doing it tough, so what I did was donate what I thought I had saved by not having any alcoholic beverages for the month. The dry July campaign raised over $4 million for cancer so I'm very happy to be part of that.
Dry July was relatively easy, apart from the State of Origin finals when I really felt like a glass of champers to celebrate the series win. Wasn't that a great game! We get together with a few friends from Julatten to watch the finals. We all bring a plate of food to eat at the communal table. I took along a plateful of Spanakopita and Meatballs.
For three months (July, August and September) our cows give birth to their calves. I love this time of the year and enjoy going out with Philip as much as I can to help him tag the calves. Two of our maiden heifers have had to have their calves "pulled" this year. It is not a nice job but it's either that or have the cow die while calving.
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