It's spring here in the southern hemisphere and this week it has truly felt like it. Spring is a busy time for farmers of livestock. My son's dairy cows are nearly finished calving, the neighbour has lots of baby lambs. There's nothing warms the heart more than the sight of a newborn with a contented mother nearby. This little fellow looks happy to be part of our world.
Most of the cows in the dairy herd are friesians, black and white, but occasionally you see some other colours. Bet you didn't expect to see an orange cow!!
But I found the Blackdog in town, not far from the port.
with the sea going black car
and the black pipe:
Diagonally opposite my driveway is an ugly orange shed. Most of the time I block it out, not exactly pretend it's not there but just ignore it. There's no point telling myself it spoils my view, I live on a farm and farms are practical places. If something is serving a purpose you don't take it away just because it doesn't look good. (Although I would like to see it painted another colour!)
Sitting inside the shed is an old piece of farm machinery. I can't for the life of me think what it could be used for. Maybe a cradle for one of those giant hay bales?
Most farms have a few bits and pieces of rusty machinery around. But why is this old tractor given shed space I wonder? For spare parts perhaps!
My little grand-daughter loves to fish 'pretty' rocks out of the creek. The variety of colours is quite surprising! There are some pretty orange colours amonst this little haul.
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