This is the green, green grass my son calls home. This is the view from the kitchen window, of the rolling, lush farmland, that I will be seeing for the next 10 days, as we house sit for Laurie and Kerry while they go on their honeymoon.
This is the neighbours dairy farm across the road and he milks hundreds of cows.
Laurie’s farm is only 7 acres so we only have 5 beef cows to look after, no milking required…
I smile when Kerry tells me the names, “Steak” and “Sausage” but the worrisome one is called “Houdini”!!! That is the one at the front that is eyeballing me…
Then we have “Nisha” the cat, named after a tiger, and she is a cat with attitude. I fed her, so we were friends, and she would curl up on the bed with her hot little body draped over my legs. Jack was a different story and when she bit him one day they were no longer friends…
In the early morning, as the neighbours cows went to be milked, we would go for a walk around the lane.
It was so peaceful and perfect light for photography.
The young yearlings would watch us wonderingly as we walked by. I don’t think they are used to seeing people walking along the road.
I was so absorbed in capturing the beauty of the world around me that I didn’t realise that Jack was having fun capturing me, until we downloaded the mornings images, then, oh dear, I had to laugh. No wonder the cows were looking at me…
These are a couple of the neighbouring farmhouses we walked by and they are typical of the farm houses in this area, with the barbed wire fences and the lichen covered fence posts, so photogenic.
As we arrive back at the gate to Laurie’s place I look across the road at this magnificent Macrocarpa tree. Later in the day I attempted to capture its strength and beauty in a sketch.
But now it is time to have breakfast.
I have joined Restless Jo’s walking group again this week. Another different New Zealand walk Jo. I hope you enjoyed it.
You simply must pop over to see Jo’s amazing walk around the Lumiere festival it is stunning.