My Favorite Novel….

I usually don’t read novels because I prefer true stories but if I had to chose it would probably be Charlotte’s Web. by E. B. White. I like Charlotte’s Web because it is on a farm and I love living on a farm my-self. I also like it because I like pigs (the main character) and I also like how they added in other farm animals, such as the cow, goose and sheep. My favorite character would be Wilbur the little runt piglet, but if I had to chose a second favorite it would definitely be Golly the funny and very dumb goose! I suggest you read it but I think it is mostly for younger children.


Duck Shooting in the Holidays

On the last weekend of the holidays I went duck shooting! We got 85 mallards and 2 paradise ducks. We got up at 4:00AM on opening morning so we could set up about 200 decoys between 2 different ponds. We went shooting at a place called Henley a small area just below Dunedin. We had 2 Mai Mais one on both ponds. I was in a Mai Mai with my 2 uncles, my 2 cousins and my sister. The other Mai Mai was floating on the water and had 5 people in it. Some people took home ducks to pluck and eat for their family. One man took home most of the ducks to pluck and give away to friends and family. I loved duck shooting and I can’t wait for next season!!

By Brooke

5 Things I would Change in the World

  1. Everyone gets to choose their dream jobs, and when they are old enough they get to do that job. If someone changes their dream job it doesn’t matter they can change to their new dream job whenever.
  2. Everyone has a secret power, but they don’t get to choose their power they are born with it and they can’t get rid of it, unless they tell someone about it then they can’t keep their power and they don’t get a new one.
  3. Homeless people would receive $50 a month and they get free essentials like pillows, blankets, new clothing and free food. People help the homeless by teaching things to earn money. The homeless also get a free medical check-up.
  4. I would invent a cure for all diseases, cancers and any other viruses or sicknesses. People could get this shot whenever they want because it also prevents getting any illnesses.
  5. Everyone has to eat a piece of meat at least once a week, if they don’t they go to jail.

10 Facts about me!

  1. I am a natural at cow leading and training for special cow/calf events.Image result for brooke bayne Image result for brooke bayne
  2. I was born in the Taieri, a place just out of Dunedin.
  3. I broke my leg when I was 6 years old, and I was in hospital for 2 weeks (that was annoying.)
  4. I would love to be a large animal vet!
  5. I am a deputy house captain for, blue house Campbell.
  6. My favorite animal is a Turtle!!
  7. I play field hockey, basketball, touch, and I did Highland Dancing but finished that this year.
  8. I am animal crazy.
  9. I am very good at cow judging.
  10. I love the beach.


100wc Part 2 – Polly

Polly pulled the bike but it was heavier than expected. After a while Polly and her friends had meet up in a world where bikes were completely stuck to power poles, and random doors were everywhere. Polly wondered how one bike could have changed her life, how was she getting out of here? What dress was she going to where tomorrow? What door should she go through? Polly asked Tilly if she had any ideas but the only one she came up with was building stuff like a house or a shop, which Polly was definitely not helping her with.

100wc Part 1 – Polly

On the 11th of February 3021 Polly Pocket, Ella and Tilly Green were walking down the street listening to Tilly’s music from the newest app called Tangy, when they found a bright yellow old looking bike, which looked like something from the 2020’s. Tilly pulled at the handle bars of the bike hoping to pull it off the power pole. Ella screamed as she watched Tilly disappear into the bike, and Polly screamed ‘ah I got dust on my new dress!, I mean where did she go?’ Ella pulled the bike and disappeared too, leaving Polly to work out what happened…

Growth Mindset

I think having a growth mindset is important because it means you work hard to achieve your goals and complete tasks. A growth mindset comes in handy lots, like if your told to do a job and its not as easy as you thought you can use a growth mindset and tell yourself you can do it. Using a growth mindset it basically just believing in your self and telling yourself you can do it. I used a growth mindset when I got my highest score on a thing we do called hundreds club (we have to complete 100 math questions in 5 minutes) I used a positive attitude and told myself I would be able to complete it, I ended up getting my highest score yet and I was really proud of myself.

By Brooke

I’m Looking Forward To…

This year my family and I get to have our cow sale. Because of covid last year we weren’t able to have it but, if everything stays well and covid doesn’t take off in NZ again we will be able to keep it going. I love having the cow sale because I always get to help out and get time off school to prepare the cows. I even get to lead a calf around the ring. The last cow sale we had was in 2018 and we had planned to have our next one in 2020, but it has been postponed to 2021! We get fitters and photographers over from Australia. The photographer takes photos and makes videos about the cow sale and includes lot of details about the cows because  most of our cows and calves come from America. The fitters groom the cows to make them look good and keep them clean for when they get lead around the ring. Every single cow and calf gets taught how to get led around on the halter and lead. I am super excited about the cow sale and I hope it goes to plan!!

By Brooke

I didn’t mean to kill her

Brooke trained her world famous cows everyday, but Lulu was her favourite by far. She took her to lots of different shows and halter trained her all the time.

One bright day Brooke noticed that Lulu wasn’t doing too well and she didn’t seem to be keeping up with the other cows on the halter. Lulu kept getting worse and worse until, 3 weeks later Brooke decided to call the vet and check what was wrong. The vet showed up in a muddy old ute, and when she saw Lulu she was super uncertain of what could be wrong. That’s when Brooke started to worry. A few days later the vet came back with some medicine she thought might help Lulu, but Brooke was still worried, would she be at another show again? What if medicine didn’t work? The vet gave Lulu her medicine and told Brooke that it should start to work in about 2-3 days.

4 days later Lulu was doing worse than before and the vet had realised that she had given Lulu the wrong medicine, and Lulu was going to die! The vet felt really bad and said to Brooke “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to kill her.”

Brooke realised now that the vet company she had just used was fake and a scam. Brooke and her friend Isabella wanted to be vets so they opened up their own vet company that used the correct medicines and never killed animals unless it was necessary.