Life at the farm is never dull, there is always something going on. We were visiting for the weekend and Robin breathed a sigh of relief after the the huge job of laying the concrete for the garage floor was done. (He was so tired from all that exertion that he went to have a little lie down in the caravan.) Our daughter and son-in-law live on a small holding of several acres in Kiwitea. Horses are their passion and there are more than a few grazing in the paddocks. Grand-daughter Megan saddled up her current pony and took her off for a workout. This pony is quite young but Megan is a natural rider and is busy training her steed for future competitions.
As well as the horses and sheep the family has several working dogs. Tui (named after a famous brand of New Zealand beer) is an older but very gentle and obedient dog. New kid on the block in Kip, puppy in training. Kip kept an eye on all the comings and goings while the concrete was being mixed.
Murray the cat is a huge boy with an attractive long coat with black and white markings. He is one of those cats who just “flop” when held. The spot right in front of the roaring fire is Murray’s special place and he likes to stretch full length soaking up all that cosy heat. In the afternoon the fire got to be too much of a good thing so Murray lay down in the sunshine outside for a while. He was a reluctant photo model and actually got up and turned his back to the camera while I was trying to take his photo.