Thursday, December 24, 2015

Good fences, great Christmas!

Fence around field at the entrance to our town

A derelict farm house on the corner of the town entrance
I've been passing this house for the past 30 years (we visited friends for many years before buying in and moving to Marquard) I often wonder what the story is behind this house. Perhaps I'll ask someone and post about it here

This cow is outside the fence grazing the few succulent grass-shoots along the road. As the severe  drought continues in our province, we see more small herds of cattle (belonging to the locals) wandering around town in search of food

As Christmas is upon us, I don't have time to post about the wonderful walk we had around town on Tuesday night. We caroled through the streets of Marquard, and had great fun! I posted it on FaceBook if anyone is interested. 

I'm linking to Good Fences Thursday here

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  1. Hello, Jo! I love the first scene with the field and pretty sky. I hope the cows are safe walking around town. Great fence series. Merry Christmas!

  2. cattle will do whatever it takes to find food. the old house is rather neat looking, too. thanks, jo!

  3. Everywhere looks so dry. It's a complete contrast to our own area right now. The deserted farmhouse looks ripe for development into a nice, new shining home.

    Have a lovely Christmas and Best Wishes for the New year Jo.

  4. i am glad they allow the cattle to graze where they can find the grass and praying the full moon brings you lots of rain.. Merry Christmas

  5. Ah, I do agree with Tex!! Interesting old house it is!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!! Enjoy!!

  6. Hi Jo, It amazes me to find out that you and I really do have so much in common: our love of photography, love of birds, love of travel, love of music, etc. etc. etc.... I certainly wish we could meet sometime... Wouldn't that be awesome?

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  8. Happy end days Xmas , best regard from Belgium
    Happy days untill New Year. "blog my city Mons in Belgium"


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