Friday, 13 December 2019

Gayndah, Queensland

Alway we when travelling this way we stop at Gayndah to buy some oranges and it is a citrus area, we have never stayed in Gayndah to explored the town of about 2,000 people because it's always morning time when we travel through.

Some photos of the 'long paddock' which means a grass verge of public road used as a source of pasture for cattle, sheep etc in times of drought in Australia.

This herd of cattle went for some distance with the drovers not too far away.













This is where we buy the oranges direct from the orchard, inside that orange is just information and advertising.

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  1. Always good to patronize local businesses, i think it is time for us all to seriously cut back on meat consumption.

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    1. Bought a couple of Gayndah tea towels plus lovely oranges there.
      I love my meat David...once I was a mouse regarding meat but not these days.

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    1. It is a big orange, Australia has many big things like that scattered around the country.

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  3. I suspect the long paddock will be used more often than it has done until this drought breaks.
    Love the little 'Big Orange'.

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    1. We saw several long paddocks on this trip probably more than ever before.

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    1. It's something to look at and read inside that big orange..

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  5. Doesn't even look to be much feed along the long paddock. It's nice to see some greenery and effort in the town.

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    1. Certainly not a lot of feed there but more than in the paddocks of the farmer I expect. Yes, a bit green at the Big Orange which was good to see.

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  6. Los animales pacen tranquilamente en el campo, disfrutando de la vida al aire libre.

    Besos

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    1. They would be enjoying the feed on the side of the road even though there wasn't that much to feed on.

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  7. Oranges...I love oranges. I buy them by the bag...and I squeeze four or five every morning when I get up.

    This wide, brown land of ours...I wish it would hurry up and be this wide, green land of ours!

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    1. We have had trouble getting 'decent juicy oranges' down here in our winter, but up there in Gayndah they are juicy sweet and so on.
      Hopefully it will rain soon..

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  8. Not much feed in "the long paddock" for the mob of cattle.
    They don't look in too bad a nick. Certainly not a stud mob - all manner
    of breeds seem to be there, but they are all beef cattle and I just love a
    big thick, juicy steak!
    Colin

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  9. The giant orange brought back some childhood memories--- There were 3 or 4 Giant Oranges where you could buy orange juice and other goodies. The old days of travelling in California.

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  10. Hello Margaret,
    Nice to have a stop on this place.
    Funny to see so many cows. And a nice place to go for a drink in that orange bar.

    Greetings, Marco

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  11. Hello! I found your blog on another blogger I follow.
    I forget to take pictures when I go somewhere. Your pictures show that everywhere can be of interest.
    If only those cattle knew they were to be seen and marveled at from eyes thousand of miles away! lol

    I wish I had someone to trim my bushes into a nice design.

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  12. I enjoyed seeing your photographs … love that giant orange :)

    All the best Jan

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  13. such a lovely place with so many flowers dear Margaret ,i hope someday you will stop here to explore more beauty within :)
    images are beautiful
    blessings to your days my friend!

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