And in the nasty places I will walk!!! Photos next week will explain this. The track is steep in places, windy, ( that is curvy, not gusty!!!)
and has corners where you want to hang on for whatever reason.
During the last few weeks we have met wonderful people, some N.Z.er’s, a couple from Scotland, and yes, they knew Cambuslang where my Mum was born
A few weeks ago we had a day out, some of it “Off Road” according to the GPS
Then I saw this in a paddock close to the road. An old Holland Baler, they were used in the 1940’s !!!
The oblong bales get tied with good old baling twine, that is used later for all sorts of jobs on a farm.
Before the automatic tie system, one man had to sit at the back, on one side and tie each bale as it came out . Yes, we had these bales on my Dad’s farm at TeHihi, and in the early days we shared the baler, with the Conning and the Paul families.
Later Mr Conning had his own baler and he came to each farm in turn. So much better than from further away in Pukekohe.
The three men were happy to pose, and agreed very nicely to their photo being in my blog.
I hope the rain held off long enough for them to get the baler fixed and all the hay done before dark.
Further on was a little house, right on the side of the metal road.
I wondered what stories it held. I’m sure it offered comfort and warmth in the cold winter days
many years ago.
Quotation of the day, from William Wordsworth,
“ Dear God! the very houses seem asleep:
And all that mighty heart is lying still !”
Cheers from Jean