SA - Yorke Peninsula Mini Muster

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:14


Well, here we are again at Koolywurtie for the 2017 South Australian Mini Muster.
The Musters are held appreciatively on the property of Rob and Glenda Butler, long time Bushtracker owners.
This years Muster was officially due to commence on Tuesday 3rd October with some 19 vans registered.
Warwick and Arthur arrived early on Saturday 30th September to assist Rob in preparation of the Muster site. After some really good winter rains the site was looking completely different to the previous year’s April Muster, with an abundance of knee high green grass. The area was mowed to accomodate the expected 19-20 vans, dump point prepared, drop toilet cleaned and firewood gathered.
Vans started arriving on Monday and by Tuesday most had setup and were enjoying the warming fire in some cooler than expected weather.
With no structured programme for the duration, members were free to spend time visiting the various interesting locations on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula. However there were a couple of events which are synonymous with the Koolywurtie Musters and they are the Camp Oven Cooked Lamb Roasts, the fishing/crabbing Trip and the visit to Rob’s cousin, Col Butler’s Clydesdales.
On Sunday the boat was given a spring clean in preparation for the King Whiting trip which eventuated later in the week when weather was more conducive.
Rob, Arthur, Ray and Ian did the honours returning with their bag limit of 30 Whiting plus a couple of mullet and also the regulatory squid catch. The fish were quickly filleted on their return by Warwick, Peter, Rob and Ian and cooked up by Judy and Pam for the evening meal.
Rob and Arthur had the job on Monday of “euthanising” a couple of carefully selected lambs for the roast night, and after letting hang for a couple of days they were boned and prepared by Rob, Arthur and Judy.
Saturday night was the roast night with members each preparing their allotted selections of soup, veges etc to go with the camp oven cooked lamb. There was also a selection of desserts prepared by members to be had.
Many took advantage of the morning visit to Col Butler’s property nearby to enjoy his Clydesdales perform.
To wind up the Muster we had a farewell lunch at the local Minlaton hotel on Wednesday 11th October which by “coincidence!” was Rob’s birthday. Happy birthday Rob.
Again a big thank you to Rob and Glenda for their hospitality once again and while the weather was variable I am sure everyone had a very enjoyable time and look forward to next year.


Grumpy Wazza
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