Food always tastes better from someone else’s plate (or garden)

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Regular Random: five minutes with some sheep


Image: Su Leslie 2019

Our neighbourhood sheep are so used to humans wandering through their dinner table, they’re more likely to regard us as a potential food source than a threat. When they can be bothered looking up from their endless munching … I mean lawn-mowing.

Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. Please pop over and take a look;  and if you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post.

A different kind of traffic jam

Sheep on the road during muster, Glen Murray, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Moving sheep for shearing, near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

The Big T and I escaped the city yesterday to explore the back roads to Raglan. It’s a beautiful, very rural part of the country, but even there we couldn’t escape a traffic jam.

Moving the sheep for shearing. Near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Waiting for the sheep to pass. Near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

It’s shearing time, and local farmers were moving stock to the shearing shed.

Sheep surrounding car, near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Shearing time, near Waingaro, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

We’d already struggled through an Auckland gridlock to leave the city, but the four-legged traffic was much easier to bear, and way more entertaining.