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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Walking along the Race

'Races' is what NZ dairy (cow) farmers call farm tracks.  They are often carefully maintained and  feed to as many of the paddocks as possible, as the cows must walk along them four times a day on their way to and from milking.
The last two days the dogs and I have been taking our constitutional along the neighbour's races.

Photo for John.  A new immigrant I knew, initially thought NZ trees were a special type that grew flat along their lower edges.

Sun down tonight. Click to enlarge to get the full flavour.


  1. Loved the bit about the special NZ trees !!

    1. Ha, Helsie. I suppose Aussie trees are nibbled all the way up by Koalas and Possums?

  2. Cattle-cropped trees have a particular beauty. Lots around here.

    1. Ah, ok Cro. I do remember pollarded plane trees being popular in some parts of France...


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