Traveling east to the border town of Ladybrand last week, we noticed sunflowers along the side of the road
A refreshing sight in the dry conditions prevalent in the Free State at the moment
On the opposite side of the road, a couple of horses in a field enjoy the green grass shoots
Obviously there is still enough grazing for them; they still look sleek and healthy
Ladybrand nestles in a valley between several small hills.
Do please check the link for more information on this pretty little town
A neat row of farm workers houses along the road
A railway bridge running along the regional R26
Returning home from Bloemfontein earlier this week, Grant slowed down a few kilometers before our home town. He muttered irately that only in the Free State would you have THREE extra large farming machines on a narrow road.
The machine but one in front of us - note how much of the road it takes up!
Another machine behind us (we'd overtaken it)
The extreme front machine after we'd overtaken the second one
Growing up in a farming community when I was young, I can remember that should a farmer (his driver!) need to take his onto the public road, he'd get permission from the local traffic department. Here a traffic officer would meet the driver as the machine left the farm roads, and escort it to the desired destination. It would display red flags and the move would normally take place very early in the morning before the roads became busy. Today this service is non-existent and the farmers send their drivers to take the machines from one farm to the next without any escort.
Much to the chagrin of people like my husband!
I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters with Eileen, here
Happy Saturday everyone!