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11 years 8 months ago #436167 by Sue
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So pleased to hear the South Island holiday was a success. Presumably you have returned home with batteries recharged to face calving!
The scenery around Queenstown always has me in awe-even though we have a view of the Tararuas from here. As we have family down there we have no excuse not to visit-except for time!
Delighted to hear the cows were excited to see you safely home!

Sue
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.

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11 years 8 months ago #436169 by Ruth
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Hawkspur;435020 wrote: ...Near Alex is the driest part of the country - the only bit that qualifies as desert - by getting less than 400mmm of rain a year...[:0]

But all those bloody pine trees! We went over to Alexandra for lunch with a cousin of Stephan's mother and they took us for a drive around the town to see the views and sights. It's an astonishing landscape.

A week wasn't long enough to do even a small part of what we'd have liked to, but it was long enough to be away when I'm a maternity supervisor in late pregnancy! (Bovine, not mine.[;)])

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11 years 8 months ago #436205 by Hawkspur
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Ruth;435056 wrote: But all those bloody pine trees! We went over to Alexandra for lunch with a cousin of Stephan's mother and they took us for a drive around the town to see the views and sights. It's an astonishing landscape.

A week wasn't long enough to do even a small part of what we'd have liked to, but it was long enough to be away when I'm a maternity supervisor in late pregnancy! (Bovine, not mine.[;)])

It is an astonishing landscape. I went on a trip there for ice skating when I was very little, and I remember very clearly staring open mouthed out the bus window at the rugged and stark alien landscape of nothing but brown and grey.

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11 years 8 months ago #436211 by Ruth
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Nobody believes the swimming bit, do you?

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11 years 8 months ago #436212 by jeannielea
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Why not? Merino fabric is supposed to keep us warm no matter what and you were in Merino country so presumably you wore you best undies and just did it!!? Mind you even in summer Wakatipu water is freezing so probably not much different!

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11 years 8 months ago #436214 by Ruth
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Heavens no, the deal was shorts only. There were a few laughing tourists. :D

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11 years 8 months ago #436220 by Hawkspur
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I'm guessing you weren't laughing because you were gasping. Those lakes are freezing in summer! Uggh. Just checked: the lake can get up to 10 degrees. You were nuts.

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11 years 8 months ago #436223 by Ruth
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Nutty partner. I'd never do such a mad thing. I like to watch, though. [}:)] I even have video. A short video. [;)]

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11 years 8 months ago #436230 by Hawkspur
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Oops OK. Sorry. You are not nuts after all. :D

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11 years 8 months ago #436237 by jeannielea
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Like, a 10sec video? And Hawkspur I don't think you should be introducing anything to do with nuts on this subject! :D

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11 years 8 months ago #436260 by GrantK
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Ruth;435122 wrote: Nutty partner. I'd never do such a mad thing. I like to watch, though. [}:)] I even have video. A short video. [;)]

Then you must ... yes must, post it somewhere for our amusement!

YouTube is the obvious place, but if you don't like it try:

vimeo.com/

And don't forget to post the link back here so we can have a good chortle :D

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11 years 8 months ago #436267 by Ruth
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jeannielea;435146 wrote: Like, a 10sec video? ...

17, I think. :D

Grant, I'll have to negotiate the rights ...

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11 years 8 months ago #436268 by GrantK
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Ruth;435179 wrote: 17, I think. :D

Good, it shouldn't take too long to upload then.

Ruth;435179 wrote: Grant, I'll have to negotiate the rights ...

Hmmmm ... I can see some hard bargaining being involved there, and maybe some interesting tradeoffs being made [;)]

Good luck with that!

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