Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Opening morning

Each year on the opening morning of shooting season the 'factory girls' gather.  They've been doing that since the mid-eighties so are hardly girls any longer.  Even the youngest of us is approaching 50.  

It started off when the girls who worked in the laboratory at a dairy factory decided they should have some fun while their boyfriends and husbands went off duck shooting and began to have champagne breakfasts on that morning.  The tradition has continued although breakfast now happens at lunch time and duck shooters have left their maimais by the time we arrive.

I don't attend these gatherings every year, but this year my friend, Chris and I decided it was time for a catchup.  I'm so glad we did, it was a great day full of comfortable, happy chat and laughter.  

On the way home we spotted two beautiful beasts in a roadside paddock and I went back the next day for a better look at them.  There was no-one home at the farm house and very loud dogs on duty. They are a breed I don't know.  Are they British Blues?  Do you know?

 The more quiet and inquisitive of the two had more white specs on its coat than the other.


  1. Hello Pauline

    rather appropriate that you took photo,s of moo cows on the way home!

    Happy days.

  2. They can have big patches. These don't look heavy enough for the Blues I remember but it's a long time since I've seen one.

  3. Whatever they are, they are beautiful!

  4. Very nice cows! And i'm glad you had a good time catching up with friends this year.

  5. I have never seen these either...love the look though.

  6. I don't know the breed of cow sorry, did you mean fonterra was the workplace?

  7. I don't know what they are except good looking cows. :>)


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