Trip Part 10
These photos were taken out the front of the car as we were traveling along in south New Zealand. Well, actually, we were waiting to travel again! This is a herd of dairy cattle that have just been milked in the sheds on the other side of the road and are now being moved to a paddock (field?) opposite. The farmer had a couple of very smart dogs to help him and when the herd got along the road to where the next gate was open there was another car stopped and (I assume) the farmer's wife holding out her arms to keep the cattle moving in the right direction through the gate. The cattle looked as if they knew where they should be going! Movement of cattle like this is often done morning and night across the roads. It was a common sight when I was growing up in NZ but I haven't seen it for many years.