Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 19 August 2013

Quads on the Farm and in the Snow


This is a post for a friend in US, to show him a  “ Rhino and other quads, in working mode. This is in  Otago, South Island, New Zealand, A real farm “workhorse ”, so versatile, better than the quad when it is snowing.Even a comfortable seat for the dog too!!

The Rhino framed

This is as far as they went , snow in the Ruahine Range, August 2011, on a Suzuki Quad, one of Hugh’s photos.

Snow on Takapari Road, 2011

Daring, as he went across the stream to get the firewood

Empty trailer 

Too steep, too heavy a load, too little power to get back up the bank!!!

Quad in the stream

Pity Kevin had to tow his own quad out, Hugh  steering it up the bank, thigh waders on just in case!!! 

towing the quad up the bank

High on a hill at Piropiro, Pureora Forest Park, New Zealand, May 2013.

 Piropiro Hill, May 2013 #1

In the grass, Central Plateau, North Island, New Zealand. Photo  courtesy of Hugh.

The Quad, high in the Central Plateau, NZ. 

Quotation of the day,  author unknown,

“ Farming life is one of patience, 

the seasons, and nature ,all work together  in their own time”

Greetings from Jean


Bebedores do Gondufo said...

Very good.

Linda said...

So long as Kevin is O.K.! Great photos and I love the quote!

Nancy J said...

Thanks, yes Kevin was OK, just needed a tow, that was a while ago. and Yes, seasons and weather rule life on the farm so much. Greetings from Jean

Barb said...

Those boys with their toys - Hugh is having way too much fun!

Carol Mattingly said...

We have these in the States called ATVs. Not a big fan of riding in one but the golf cart type seems fairly safe. Hope all is well with you Jean!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'd better not show this post to my husband, he'll think he needs one!! :-)!!

Nancy J said...

The Rhino is on the farm, the one in the water is Kevin's and the SHINY, SPOTLESSLY CLEAN, one is Hugh's. Kim, we have just 3 acres, and it is used every day, garden clippings, firewood, hook up the winch and pull out stumps and dead shrubs, yes here they can be called ATV as well, Carol, but I HATE sitting on one, it is OK if I am driving!!but Hugh goes along the beach, by himself, up metal roads, farm tracks, snow, mud and slush, and guess what... I stay home, happy as anything. and Kim, you would use it too I'm sure.. When is your birthday??? Greetings to all, Jean.

Nicky said...

Great post Jean, we couldn't do without our 4-wheelers. They are great workhorses and never let us down....

KB Bear said...

Coming back up that stream bank looked very challenging! Those quads do look like great workhorses.

Nancy J said...

Yes, KB, a bit exciting, Kevin towed, with Hugh's quad, Hugh sat on Kevin's quad, I watched. A quad is great, even on our smallish area here, I like to drive it on LEVEL land only, get the heebie jeebies if it is a slope, a hill, or boggy and rough, guess I'm not an adventurer after all. Cheers, Jean.

Jim said...

There are times when we could one of those quads here....especially in January and February when the snow flies!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Jean I can't believe all I have missed. A while back I accidently hit something and cleared my entire But I wanted to get far enough back on yours to do some catching up.