Busy Guy

We were out driving this afternoon and found this cool guy busy working at the front of his property, near the mailbox. He's a fair dinkum kiwi 'cause he's wearing his Red Band gumboots!  Waitahuna, near Lawrence. Clutha District, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. While I was taking photos, Nigel sneakily took... Continue Reading →

Christmas In The Country

On our drive back home from Dunedin via the south coast on Sunday we found some cheerful Christmas farm fun with Santa featuring in two different displays. Both were unexpected delights that we just happened upon by chance. Hooray for the farmers! South Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel 08 Dec 2019. Rural area... Continue Reading →

Asleep At The Wheel

Just up the road from us is the West Otago Vintage Museum. Looking through the glass, I had a chuckle at this comatose character perched on the tractor seat. Tapanui, New Zealand

Bright Tractor

This bright blue and orange tractor brightened my day on 09 Feb 2019 when I was at the 60th Anniversary Rally of the Southland Steam Engine Club at Brydone near Gore, Southland, New Zealand. This tractor's a beauty! At some point it towed this great lumbering hulk from the edge of the field toward the... Continue Reading →

Southland Steam

The  Southland Steam Engine Club  are having a 60th Anniversary Rally this weekend at Brydone, not far from Gore. I've wanted to visit the property anyway - it has an old Dairy Factory on site. We spent the morning there and both enjoyed our visit immensely! The event is also on tomorrow (Sunday) Banner, strung... Continue Reading →

Bossy Bovines in Oklahoma USA

Dairy Living. For most of us dairy living is a trip to the supermarket to take a few bottles of milk off the shelf. We struggle home with the weight and thankfully deposit it in the fridge. Done! What do we know of the cows that eat the grass and produce the milk? Of the... Continue Reading →

Pulling Together

There were six horse teams at the National Ploughing Championships at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. These are the four horse teams that I haven't yet featured in my posts. Photos taken when we attended on Saturday 14 April. Two-Horse team resting. The ploughman has left for a short break. The Six-Horse team has finished a... Continue Reading →

Tractor Power

Near the horse ploughing was the vintage ploughing. Here's a selection of shots from the vintage ploughing plus a couple of modern tractors that were in the static display. National Ploughing Championships 2018 at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Saturday 14 April 2018. John Deere tractor from the static display The tractor ploughmen were... Continue Reading →

Two Horse Power

This two-horse team with their two humans came from Middlemarch, Otago to compete in the National Ploughing Championships 2018 at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. Sean Leslie the ploughman began horse ploughing five years ago. Casey Rae drives the horses, she began in May 2017 and loves it. The Clydesdale horses are Anna and Nugget. Nugget... Continue Reading →

How many Horsepower?

The National Ploughing Championships is a big event for Southland and especially for Thornbury which is just a tiny place! For the competitors and officials its a six-day event. It was open to the public for Saturday 14 April and Sunday 15. Here's a photo selection to give you an overview of the event, from... Continue Reading →

Ploughing Ahead

63rd National Ploughing Championships held in Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. That's where Nigel and I headed on Saturday 14 April on a bright sunny day with a rather biting cold wind. Today's post is a light-hearted introduction but don't mistake the seriousness of this competition. In two of the classes, the winners get the opportunity... Continue Reading →

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