Saturday, 16 August 2014

Walk about and Farm Stay Guests.


We are really lucky that we have some beautiful places to walk not far from our home. 




The river is my favourite walking/biking spot


The ducks come a running as soon as they see me with my bread bag.

 Feed me.


yea I'm a sucker for feeding the ducks. The supermarkets have $1.00 loaves of bread and the ducks are mighty thankful.

 Farm Stay Guests.


Sterling thought I was ever so rude.


You see I had been worrying he might not fit through the cat door.


As you can see my worries were for nothing.

The weather has been freezing cold - Omara, Coco and Sterling have been having a lazy holiday staying inside sitting on their hotties.

18 comments:

  1. Your walking spot is gorgeous Leanne. Sterling is one good sized pussycat!! I'm sure he would say it is all fur!!

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    1. Sterling gets well fed by the neighbours and at home. Yes lovely spots to walk around here.

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  2. It has been a bit chilly this week.. Still getting lots of wear out of my merinos.

    Good on you Sterling - you are not a wide load just sturdy like me.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  3. Beautiful scenery Leanne, - you are so lucky to have those spots close to you. Love the cat pics :-)

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    1. Yep I LOVE New Zealand - hope to see more of it one day

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  4. i want freezing cold weather! it energizes me! i can't sit still when it is cold. i would love to feed the ducks!

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    1. Man I am exact opposite give me fresh warm spring summer weather and I can't keep still. Which makes it very hard for me to sit on my tush and study during warm weather.

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  5. What a magic walking spot! Looks a bit like a smaller version of the Tongariro river.

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  6. Such a beautiful walk!
    Wishing you a happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

    P.S thank your for your sweet comment x

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    1. You are very welcome your quilts is soo yummy! Oh and your kitchen too and your Emma mug collection is total drool material.

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  7. Oh how I love your photos! Soooo pretty. A wonderful place to walk to be sure. :) Kit

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    1. It is - I much prefer it than the beach - so peaceful.

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  8. Beautiful photos!

    I have to tell you; we have had ducks (mallards just like yours); bread is terrible for them! We give them dishes of cracked corn! And small handfuls of "koi food" thrown in the water ...but bread is really bad for them! Honestly!!

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    1. ducks that call into our place get corn and wheat as do other critters that arrive

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  9. "Many birders were first introduced to the joys of avian wildlife by feeding ducks bread at a local park or pond. While we may have grown up thinking this was an environmentally responsible and humane way to dispose of old or stale bread, feeding the ducks is actually unhealthy and potentially dangerous for the birds.
    Bread Alternatives

    Wild ducks and waterfowl can live longer, healthier lives by relying on natural food sources such as aquatic plants, seeds, grasses and insects rather than taking handouts from well-meaning humans. If you still want to feed the ducks – and doing so can be an enchanting experience – there are many healthier alternatives to offer them instead of bread. Great foods to feed ducks include:

    Grapes cut in half
    Cracked corn, barley, oats, birdseed or other grains
    Frozen peas that have been defrosted
    Duck feed pellets available from farm supply stores"

    from an article about wild birds "about.com"


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