So glad you could make it all the way out here to my place. I hope the road didn't scare you too much and you had time to look around, with the forest on your right and the creek flats on your left, farm animals here and there.
I thought about taking you into town and showing you the must sees but any tourist can see those. Tourists usually see probably thousands of farms from the road, rail or air but not many get the opportunity to visit a real working NZ farm.
Let's see if I can find you some suitable footwear and we can go for a walk. We'll stop and have a look at the dairy herd. Go as close as you like, they will just quietly move away from you.
Later on we can come back and see them in the yard waiting to be milked.
We'll pop into the shed and say hello to my son. Go down and put the cups on the cows if you like. Don't worry, they won't hurt you but you could get awfully grubby.
This is the place on the farm I love, the creek. Our little stream comes straight down out of the mountain and feeds into the larger creek at this point and then flows out to the west coast. Everywhere on the farm is quiet but here there is the sound of water rippling over rocks which I find soothing.
Goodness me, I forgot the health and safety talk all good tour guides give! As we go around the farm this peak in the forest is our landmark. There no chance of us getting lost is we follow the farm track but if I break a leg, just walk on a little and it will come into view. As long as you are heading towards it, you are heading home. And don't touch any fences, they could be electric.
For the most part it's an easy walk, nice and flat down the back of the farm.
You never know, we might catch a glimpse of a goods train rumbling away in the distance. There are only a few a day and I can't hear them from my house.
When we get back would you like to have a horse ride?
Next time we'll take a walk up into the forest. Take care on your way to visit the rest of the FSO team.
Oh, by the way, I've had Error bX-1io90b, I hope it's not contagious.