Just a few photos now, more later when more time (and can download a video of a working Huntaway when we get home)….
We’re on the Banks Peninsula now, just south of Christchurch, gorgeous place, staying at a B & B called the Olive Grove (complete with olive trees and yummy high quality olive oil). Yesterday we went to a working NZ sheep farm, Paua Bay Farmstay, a fantastic place. Sixth generation farmers, great connection to the land and the history of NZ. Will write longer post on our visit, but here are a few photos:
Here’s one of their Border Collies (some called them Heading Dogs, some Border collies, while some say that BCs are different than Heading Dogs, although all derived from Scottish BCs.) S
Here’s Kate, a young Huntaway, doing the barking typical for her breed:
And here’s a tiny slice of the land on the way to this wonderful farm, which is also run as a small B & B. It is in a heart-breakingly beautiful area. If I’d known more about it I’d have lobbied to stay there. If you are going to NZ and are interested in staying on a working farm in about the most beautiful place you can imagine, stay here! I’ll write more about our visit later and attach a video of Kate working. We’re just back from a sail into the Akaroa harbor and a visit with the tiny Blue Penguin and a brief sighting of Hector’s dolphins.
More later, time for a nap!