Yuin Station in the Murchison
We first met the Foulkes-Taylors, owners of Yuin Station, when we photographed Frances and David’s wedding at Wooleen Station two years ago. Since then I’ve been following Emma on Instagram - @outbacklarder - in awe of the fresh produce she manages to grow in this dry and dusty land.
On our way through to Murchison Settlement for the Anzac Day ceremony we spent a night at Yuin where three generations now call home (the fourth, and oldest generation, Rossco’s parents Jano and Michael live next door at Tardie Station).
We loved our guided tour of Emma’s extensive veggie patch and orchard, explored their museum (the family have lived here since 1928) and set up camp next to their shearers quarters. Once again memories of travelling around WA with shearers back in the late 80s came flooding back with the sights and smells of the woolshed, and the big troughs and make-shift showers in the ablutions block.
And Jazzy was clearly pleased to have some dog company, making friends with the station dogs and sausage dog pup Lily, although they all seemed a bit confused as to whether Jazzy was a sheep or just had a fancy hair-do.