This was taken in the poultry hall at the Huon Show. I assume that this man is a judge and is examining the bird but when I saw him holding it I just had seconds to take the picture so I didn’t inquire.
There will be more pictures from the Huon Show in another post very soon.
I thought this would be easy for a country dweller but I am a country dweller who can only see farm animals within a 2km radius of my house when it is not raining. So here are some I prepared earlier.
I used to occasionally house sit for friends who had a hobby farm. I did not have to do a lot, some hay for the sheep, goats and alpacas, feed the chooks, collect the eggs and water the veggies. I loved staying there. It was very peaceful and as it was too far to walk to the bus stop unless I was really keen I just relaxed, did my chores and caught up with reading, knitting and listening to music.
Poultry in motion
Goat on a friends’ hobby farm.
Black faced sheep
Fruit growing is the other main type of farming around here but it is too early in the season for apples yet. We’re waiting for the blossom and hoping the windy October weather does not blow them away.
Lastly here are some cows who live in a paddock next to a neighbour’s place which is literally five minutes walk from my house.
Cow drinking at a neighbours place..
There are a lot of these black cattle around here. I am not sure if they are Angus or not.
The catholic school in Geeveston has a couple of “chooks” and I thought it would be nice to get a photo for my animals and birds collection. This one is a pretty bird but did not look great through the wire fence so I moved closer to make the wire disappear. (David showed me this trick when we used to photograph trains through wire fences and also at the Formula One Grand Prix where you are separated from the cars by safety fencing.)
However, chooky didn’t want her picture taken and showed what she thought of the idea by turning her back on me.