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Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:50 pm
by OldUsedParts
WOW, awesome Wild Bill - - - there's sumptin bout a Sunset that nothing else can match :tup: :salut: :cheers: The Sunsets are just one of the many things I miss from not living in the Hill Country any longer. sniff sniff :(

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:42 pm
by Kiwiruss
I concur with oup, beautiful shot, are the cows for milking or retired?

Russ

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:28 pm
by bondobill
Thanks OUP and Russ

There young Heifers Russ. Haven't been bred yet. Probably get bred next spring ,will be milk producers from then on in one of our many local dairy farms.

Bill

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:50 pm
by Kiwiruss
I didn't realise your area was a dairy producer, I heard the other day in the car on the radio that nz was the worlds biggest producer of dairy products. Unbelievable. You must have cheese factories as well. We love our cheese here.

Russ

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:07 am
by Tasso-Hunter
Kiwiruss wrote:I didn't realise your area was a dairy producer, I heard the other day in the car on the radio that nz was the worlds biggest producer of dairy products. Unbelievable. You must have cheese factories as well. We love our cheese here.

Russ


Russ, I know that NZ is the biggest producer of kiwifruit....I've never heard about NZ dairy. But which kind of dairy? cow or goat's milk?

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:21 pm
by Kiwiruss
Dairy here is huge, to the detriment of our streams and rivers IMO. Milk tankers everywhere. Giggle Westland dairy , for a small town like hokitika dairy is massive.

Russ

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:56 am
by Tasso-Hunter
Kiwiruss wrote:Dairy here is huge, to the detriment of our streams and rivers IMO. Milk tankers everywhere. Giggle Westland dairy , for a small town like hokitika dairy is massive.

Russ


Russ, just googled Hokitika and what can I say....You live in a wonderful place! OMG! I just fell in love of NZ :rose:

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 8:13 am
by OldUsedParts
X2 - - - Not long ago Russ shared an Outdoor Comedy Drama DVD with me and the first thing I noticed was the abundance of "DIFFERENT TYPE" areas so close together and yet enjoyable. One scene in the Movie I was looking at Creek Bottom Vegetation and there were Snow Capped Mtns "also" in the background but yet not the drastic change of elevation that we have in the States. In East Texas we have what we call Palmettos but they are only seen in lower areas where the water drainage is constant (there's also Skeeters in abundance there :laughing7: ) - - However, in the Kiwi Movie there was a similar "looking" plant within view of the snow. :shock: :dont:

I imagine that our Neighbors to the Left have something similar :D :dont: :?:

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:03 pm
by Kiwiruss
Tasso, I knew you would like hokitika , I have friends here who hunt deer and pigs. The bush there is amazing. I nearly bought a section there about 20 years ago. I still kick myself at not doing it. The drive from Christchurch to hokitika is a 2 1/2 drive over Arthur's pass, an often snow laden trip over the top.

Oup I see movies from your country and often can compare with parts of my country. A family I know from the UK moved here after a trip down here, they couldn't believe how you can do anything within an hour from my town, fishing hunting skiing surfing gliding parachute jumping, you name it. We are very spoilt.

Russ

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:08 pm
by OldUsedParts
Kiwiruss wrote: they couldn't believe how you can do anything within an hour from my town, fishing hunting skiing surfing gliding parachute jumping, you name it. We are very spoilt. Russ


THAT was the main thing that blew me away also - - - here in Tejas skiing is a tad more than an hour away - - - :laughing7:

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 3:06 am
by Tasso-Hunter
Yeah Russ, you understand which kind of places I love...I hope to visit NZ in future, I know that it is a just wonderful land. And, why not, spend a weekend of hunting and fishing :laughing7:

Re: Sharing some color with Texas

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:10 pm
by Kiwiruss
Tasso, I can put you in touch with some serious hunters on the west coast, I've done business for 30 years on the west coast and knowvheapsvof people. You would love fiordland.

Russ