We are still traveling and my blog is magically posting without me! How cool, right? :P

Today I will share with you about when we went to go visit Josh’s brother, Adam. He lives and works on a dairy farm not too far away. We’ve been over there a few times already and it’s really pretty (when it doesn’t smell like cow poo).

Adam's Place & The Dairy Farm
The mountains look amazing on that farm. It’s just gorgeous. I wish the cows appreciated it but they are just concerned about the grass. Silly animals.

Adam's Place & The Dairy Farm
Josh took this photo. The sun is beautiful but it just reminds me of how BAD that place stunk. This is where the cows are all loaded before and after they are getting milked. See all that on the ground? That isn’t dirt. And it smells.

Adam's Place & The Dairy Farm
Here’s the side of Adam’s little cottage on the farm. It’s in such a great location.

Adam's Place & The Dairy Farm
The view out of Adam’s living room. How amazing is that?

Adam's Place & The Dairy Farm
House of serenity, I say.

And there’s my brother in law, Adam!

I realized that day that I could never, ever be a farmer. I don’t think I’ve ever had such looks of disgust on my face as I did there. Yuck! Farming is a LOT different than I pictured.

Comments on this post

  • I’m a dairy farmer’s daughter, so I know all about Kiwi dairy farms. The smell is only ever bad when you’re not around it a lot. It never used to bother me until I moved away for university. But poo is actually the least offensive odour on a dairy farm. Let’s just say you should count yourself lucky you weren’t there during calving. :)

    I hope you’re having fun on your travels. I didn’t get a chance to comment on your last entry before this one was posted, but Hastings and Napier are nice little towns. And I’m glad to hear that you liked Boy. It’s one of my favourite movies! :)

  • It looks so beautiful!! I can’t stand the cow-smell though. We have a farm nearby and it smells awful when they use manure.. stinks up the entire city :P

  • I agree; farming is more than what a lot of people expect. =P It’s not an “easy” job, as many teenagers here think it is. o.o

    I’ve never been to a dairy farm; the farm I live on is really just horses. :P

    Thanks! :) Haha, I’ve kept almost all of my notes from high school math. I was told throughout the years that I would need them.

  • That looks like an amazing farm, so pretty!

  • I grew up on a farm and loved every second of it!

  • Such great scenery!
    My Grandparents used to raise 2 cows a while back, and I must say, I don’t remember the manure being so offensive. I loved watching the calves run around and also watching my Grandma milk the cows was an absolute fascination.

  • I love the view from the living room. So peaceful! I am glad you are enjoying your new residence!!

  • I’ve never worked on a farm, but I believe the people who tell me it is hard work. You got some really nice photos!

  • I find it very amazing that your blog “magically” appears when you are away from your computer! You are quite talented! ~ The farm photos are beautiful! Especially the view from Adam’s living room! ~ (I must admit, I don’t think I’d care for the smell either!) ~ Love and miss you! ~ Glad you’re enjoying yourselves! ~ Love, Mom xoxo

  • This post is right up my ally. :P

    I agree with Nellie, Calving involves a lot worse smells then cow poop. :P Not only rotten calves etc.. but.. infections.. and. ew. Gah. I have to back to work on Friday.

    I love the life out in the country. It is very peaceful and beautiful scenery. Plus you don’t have to pay for accommodation, and if you do, it’s usually put on top of your salary. Which is awesome.

  • Nice to see Adam again! :-) tell him I say hi!

  • Yep, farming involves a LOT of poop!

    Nice place tho. I like Adam’s cottage view.


  • The out-the-door picture looks like it should be in a magazine!

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