Last day on the farm


I had an adventurous ten days out on a farm high up in the hills. This is my last day.

The last day arrived. I systematically got my stuff ready to pack the car. In the meantime, I fed the cats, rabbits, and Trompie(my dog).

I let Trompie out at the front. He explored the nearby hillside while I climbed the seven steps up and down with all my stuff. I was worried at first that it would rain which luckily didn’t happen.

I vacuumed and put everything back as I found it. After lunch, I lay down and rested a bit. I washed the dishes, at four o’clock I fed the cats. chickens and the rabbits.

It was near five o’clock when I chased the sheep back into their home paddock. Two sheep were still missing.

As I climbed into the car, I hurt my leg against the car door. It was a bloody mess. I put a tissue on it, and put my tracksuit pants bottom elastic over the tissue and wound so it stayed in place. It helped to stop the bleeding. 

When I came down the hill near the main road, the lost ewe and her lamb almost had reached the main road. Fortunately, there were two ladies on the other side of the two sheep. The sheep were standing and wondering where to go next. I pulled off the road to see if I could drive them back home. Then a car came by, which drove the two sheep to one side of the road, without stopping or slowing down. I got out of the car to chase the two up the hill. A little way from the car, the car’s horn started to blow. Trompie stood with his front feet on the steering wheel and onto the hooter. I went back and told  him to get off the hooter which he did. I went back to chasing the two sheep. I got behind them, and they ran full speed up the road and hill. I hoped they found their way home. In the meantime, one lady approached me. She was the owner of the farm where I stopped in front of the gate. She helped to catch a runaway dog, ​​and now the two runaway sheep too. She also said that one of her sheep had a late lamb. 

She also explained that the sheep are frequently released or allowed to run between other farms, which is not fair to her. Leanna usually fetches them at the end of the day. The neighbour, who called me, also said something about the way the sheep graze on other farms.

I safely returned home and unpacked the car. I was overtired when I got home, and bought fish and chips for dinner. 

Tuesday morning I was so tired it felt as if a train had hit me as I  got up. I had the usual Tuesday morning tea with Jan.

That was the last of my ten days on the farm for the holidays.

Farm adventure in pictures.


I had a good time on the farm. The weather was horrible and I had to stay inside the most of the time. I had to go out in the pouring rain to let the sheep into the paddock every day, feed the chickens who are way up the hill from the house.

Chicken coop up the hill.

Sunday October 6, Family and friends visited and we had a lovely sunny day. The weather was so good that we had a barbecue in warm weather(the wind was chilly)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or dilapidated buildings


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings

This week the topic is Barns or any Dilapidated Buildings Let’s see how creative you can be on for this week’s challenge.

 

Staglands, New Zealand

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First farmhouse.

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Dilapidated toilet near the farmhouse.

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Out and about adventure.


My son and his wife are interested in purchasing a small holding(farm). Last Monday we went out and had a look at a huge piece of land with incomplete houses and buildings. Too expensive and too much to renovate and complete.

Yesterday, Saturday, I got a call: “Hi mum, would you be interested to have a look at the place we had visited two weeks before?”

I am always game for an outing. This time the realtor would unlock the place so that we could have a good look inside.

We were a bit early. The realtor turned up a bit after eleven. She climbed over the wooden fence. Looked around and could not find the key. Bertus and Stella also climbed the fence to have a look for the key. They decided to put Bea’s push pram and Bea also on the other side.

Then came the best part!

I had to climb the fence too! At first, I could not even pull myself up to try and get my leg over to the other side. Then we decided that I should try the corner of the gate which was more stable. It helped. I could get up and my one leg over but I could not turn my other foot to get my other leg over the fence. I had to use my foot that was on the other side to push the other one around to get my leg over. Wow, at last, I landed on the other side. Bertus helped me from the outside and Stella from the inside.

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We walked around the paddock. The next door cattle were looking at us in interest as if they could not believe their eyes!

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I did not walk all the way around the whole piece of land. The lady found the key and we went inside. We took chairs outside and sat in the shade for Bertus and Stella to return.

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Back again after a long hot walk. I enjoyed relaxing in the shade, very tranquil and peaceful.

House Sitting no 4: So peaceful


Trompie inspecting everything,

every morning, during the day whenever he got the opportunity to go outside.

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Some photos of the place itself.

This is the last of my house sitting on top of the hills.

I am starting another two weeks of house sitting from Friday, January 27

till February 07.

We are sitting house with Millie, Coco, Munro, miss Sally and Mr Fats.

House sitting: Animals


Not only frogs to tend but also ten hens and a cockerel.

The chicken coop was about five hundred or more meters from the homestead.

Every afternoon Trompie and I had to feed the chicks.

I collected eggs…

six to nine per day!

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The chickens were very human-friendly.

They did not know anything about Trompie dangers.

One morning I took some photos of the building.

Trompie was roaming around, off the lead, for sheep poo.

Suddenly I saw the girls coming to me from the coop’s side.

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Trompie suddenly saw them…

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He charged. I jumped in his way:

“You don’t, you hear me!”

He stopped dead in the run.

We turned around and walked the other way, ignoring the chicks.

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They kept following us.

I let them pass and they went around the corner of the building.

Trompie and I turned around and went home the other way.

Trompie was very good in listening to me.

I am very proud of him.

Friendship Friday: Visiting a farm


Friendship Friday

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MEETING ANIMALS ON THE FARM

From the start my Japanese student wanted to see sheep.

I have a friend living on a small holding and

we visited her to meet the animals.

Cats, sheep, 1 pig, 2 donkeys and lots of ducks.

First up was the sheep. It is still one of the two lambs I have photographed a while ago.

It is nearly fully grown but still loves  her bottle.

(not milk but only water!)

My student did not like the idea of feeding the donkeys.

My friend asked her to help her brush them but that was way to dusty for her!

She thoroughly enjoyed the outing although the sand flies have bitten her  on her naked feet and legs!