Sunday, 27 November 2016

Inglewood barns

I've just returned from 10 days in Taranaki.  My daughter took me to an old barn, just off the main road, very close to the small town of Inglewood.  Don't know how I've not noticed it before as it's on a road I've travelled often to visit her friend, Donna and the magical Stanleigh Garden.

The first photo I took with my phone but I returned a few days later with the camera.  Not that it made much difference. 

No matter what angle I tried I couldn't capture it satisfactorily.  

So I resorted to trying on the little old barn over the road.

And the couple in the paddock up the road.  The spot in the sky above the right hand barn is a duck.  If you look closely you will see a few more in the paddock with the cows.

Linking to Tom, the Back Roads Traveller and his Barn Collective.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Stockyards fences

 A couple of paddock fences and a few more stockyard fences

A fence too far for this lamb

Monday, 21 November 2016

Shearing shed

I thought I could see pens inside this old shed and that makes me think this was once a shearing shed.  I can't imagine that there was a natural "flow" for the sheep to enter the shed, unless there is a nice upward natural stock flow on the far side.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Bike park fences

Todays fences were all found at the Bell Block Children's Bike Park.  It is built on either side of the entrance way to the cycle park, with a replica of a town on the right and a learning pad, obstacle course and pump track on the left.

The town includes almost everything you would expect to find while riding the streets, including traffic lights, a roundabout, railway crossing, disabled car parks, pedestrian crossing and speed bumps, all scaled down to 60 per cent of the original size.

Stopped at the lights

  The learning pad

And, of course, when the little people decide they have mastered all the necessary skills they are keen to put them to the test on the big people's track.

Linking to Teresa's Good Fences. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Hill top view

From the roadside on the top of a hill looking down into a valley. 

Linking to Tom, the Backroad Traveller and his Barn Collective.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Back country fences

I'm lucky to have several 'long way home' routes.   I took one of these last week end.  These photos were taken in the hills at the back of the farm.  

Linking to Teresa's Good Fences.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Half round barns

With our stock grazing outdoors all year round, we don't have any call for large stock or grain barns.   I think this photo tells the story of why so many barns have fallen into disrepair.  The large plastic wrapped bales of hay don't require the same weather protection that the old fashioned much smaller bales did. 

Other than the old and falling down sheds I see, the majority of the barns around here are half round barns.  I don't think I'd ever seen one until I came to NZ years ago but they are a common sight around New Zealand’s rural landscape.   The half round barns are commonly used for implement and hay storage but are now often being utilised for calf rearing.  They are made from welded mild steel frames with treated timber purlins. 

Linking to The Barn Collective with Tom,The Backroads Traveller.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Roadside fences

I'd stopped to take a photo of something else but these guys distracted me as they came to the roadside fence to check out what I was up to.

Another roadside fence dwarfed by the gum trees.  Love those gum trees.

Linking to Teresa's Good Fences.