Friday, 18 March 2016

New Zealand Summer Farm Fences





We've had a few trips away this Summer
and I take photos out of the car window
as we speed along the country roads!
If we stopped every time I see a photo opportunity
we would never arrive at our destination!!




On this particular pre-Christmas excursion
there was a lot of hay making going on.
Farmers were cutting hay, baling and wrapping it
quickly and efficiently while the weather was fine
just in case the weather changed.

Have you noticed that farmers talk a lot about the weather?
That doesn't surprise me as the weather determines
all activities on the farm.




I'm joining Tex for Good Fences
and
Eileen for Saturday Critters

Thank you all for your visits
I'm hoping to visit you all this weekend,
however it is my birthday on Saturday so there could be other plans afoot!

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt




Shane






25 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely countryside scenery and fences with similarities to Ireland on the rare days we have sunny days!!
Have a wonderful birthday weekend! Happy birthday wishes to you!

Ida said...

Well your drive-by fence shots are wonderful. Loved that last one with the cows.

Rose said...

Oh, my, I do love all of these. The first makes me want to step into the scene, but then I so love the one with the cows.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful farm and rural scenes Shane. It looks so nice and warm, and I do love the countryside. Have a fabulous birthday celebration on Saturday! Blessings to you. Pam

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Excellent drive by captures of the countryside with beautiful green fields that seem to go on for ever, with the characteristic hay bales, fences, and large herds of cattle.
I hope you have a very happy birthday and great weekend.:)

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day! We English talk about the weather a lot too! I get what you mean about stopping for every photo opportunity, I am like you and like to take lots of photos and would love to stop more, but yes, we would never reach our destinations would we! xx

Vee said...

Usually, I am giving belated birthday greetings so I am happy to wish you Happy Birthday early!
I love seeing your countryside. It could be many locations on earth so it is fun to realize that it is
New Zealand. Must be those ubiquitous hay rolls!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful views. always love to see hay bales in the field - happy cattle; happy ranchers. :)

Rosemary said...

Have a wonderful and happy birthday - good pictures out of the car window which are not that easy to capture when moving.

Pauline W said...

I'm one of those farmers who can be weather obsessed! Love your pastoral scenes, especially the one of the dairy herd.

Lorrie said...

Canadians talk a lot about the weather, too, and we're not all farmers! I had to laugh when I read your remark about not getting to where you need to be if you stopped every time you wanted to take a photo. I can certainly relate to that!

ellen b said...

Wonderful farms, fences and animals. Such beautiful skies, too. We talk a lot about weather and we don't even have a farm...

Susan Heather said...

Lovely photos of the countryside. Have a Happy Birthday.

Claudia said...

Dear Shane,
wonderful pictures from summer farm fences :O)
Wishing you a lovely and joyful weekend, my dear friend!
Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Margaret Adamson said...

beutiful peaceful settings

Linda Kunsman said...

I'd be very tempted to stop all along the way too-what a beautiful countryside to see!

Jeanie said...

What beautiful views! So calming and peaceful. Simply lovely!

Sweet Sue said...

wishing you a happy birthday, hats and horns tootin':)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The life of a farming community does indeed revolve around the weather. Both the old family diaries that I had published included a daily weather report. It was interesting to see how much the weather really hasn't changed overall, other than for the extremes we seem to get now. Very happy birthday wishes to you Shane!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So bucolic!
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Madeline's Album said...

Great photos. Beautiful scenery. Have a blessed day. Madeline

podso said...

Beautiful country, and you do well photographing on the run!

Gina said...

Shane, thank you for sharing your pictures with us! The scenery is gorgeous and if I were a cow, I'd step over the fence to freedom!

Marilyn Miller said...

How I love farm land and sweet cows. Thanks for taking us along.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Oh with your climate and shortage of rain at times, the weather is of the utmost importance to farmers!
Lovely countryside photos and indeed, while traveling from A to B we have to keep moving.
Sending you hugs for this Holy Week and upcoming Easter.
Mariette

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