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Monday, January 11, 2010

Irene Dairy Estate: Mosaic Monday



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this is a collage/ mosaic of images taken on an outing the the Irene Dairy Farm, just outside and north of Johannesburg. 
It was an old family farm in years gone by and is still functioning today, but obviously in a more modern form, so the old building pictured here is no longer functioning, but preserved for historical reasons.  This farm belongs to the original family, who still reside on the large property - a great piece of history. 
It's a very pretty place to vist, there is a great country style restaurant to enjoy lunches or breakfasts at, and you can buy fresh milk to take home!  

To view more wonderful mosaics, visit  Mary at little red house - click here

Pictures: Gena D Images of thinking aloud, december 2008

19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely mosaic of the old dairy farm. It sounds like a nice place to visit and stop for a bite to eat in the reastaurant.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Your old dairy is lovely. I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and although I lived in town many of my friends lived on farms. When I visited them I tried to help them with their chores. One family had about 40 Holstein milk cows that had to be milked morning and evening. That would be a small operation now days but then it was quite a production to get them all fed and milked, and then to catch the bus to school. It was a nice experience for me as a town boy. I learned not to worry about what got on my boots. Visiting he from time to time was a sort of adventure for me but I was thankful I did not have to do that 7 days a week as he did.

Gena D said...

Hello Mr Tulsa (wish I knew yr name), loved your story, thank you!!! So good to have had those kinds of experiences.

Although I'm "painting" a pretty picture of the dairy farm, and it is, there are the unpleasant aspects like the flies and smell ..... living in the city kids don't have clue about the dairy process, so this is a great adventure for little ones to see the cows and see them being milked etc.etc. etc.
Have a great day!
Gena @ thinking aloud

Tj said...

great place and photos!

Firefly said...

Another one of the places (and I imagine there are still many more) around Jhb that I haven't seen. I like the mosaic. I've only done one or two, but usually try to put too many pics in.

Rinkly Rimes said...

My experiences in S Africa centred on the Cape although I visited your part of the world several times.Do you know Verglegen (spelling?)in the Cape? What a beautiful estate that is!

Christine said...

Gena! Your photos are oh so lovely and your composition is gorgeous!

Have a great Monday:) Christine :D

Leena said...

Your answer to Mr. Tulsa made me smile, when you mentioned about flies and smell :) You are right and it is so in many other things too, at least two sides there.
But we enjoy your photos without any unpleasant smells, they tell a story.
Thank you, Gena!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Looks like a great place to visit. And fresh milk, yum. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life

ellen b. said...

Hello Gena! This looks like a great place to visit. I really like your mosaic! So are you looking forward to World Cup or dreading it?

Crafty Green Poet said...

l;ovely mosaic, it looks like a very interesting historical farm,

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Gena - My name is on my blog. Come and take a look.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Great collage. Seems an interesting place to visit.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a picturesque place...this a a very pretty mosaic...thanks for sharing...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It was nice meeting you through Mosaic Monday! Your mosaic of the dairy farm was very interesting to see and I enjoyed looking at your other photos. South Africa is so far from NYC. Isn't the internet and blogs wonderful in that we can communicate this way?

Maria Berg said...

That had been a very nice place to visit.
And the sky you show us is very nice.

And a cute surprised boy. MB

Mary said...

Wow, what a beautiful old place! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at MM. :)

Gena D said...

Some responses:
Firefly :yes the trick is not too have too many photos - depending on detail you can get away with about 7 (more detail, less pics about 5) ... and ensure they have a bit of different look, texture, but blend with eachother ... hope it makes sense!

Brenda (Rinkly rimes) Vergelegen .. yes ... the Cape is just tooo beautiful for words!!!! I'll be posting some pics of the Cape in future. Too many pics, too little time ... hehe!

Ellen, in answer to your question on 2010 World Cup - really not sure, part of me is excited and the other dreading the potential craziness over that time ....

Everyone else thanks so much for your wonderful comments!
Gena @ thinking aloud

Carol said...

Lovely!

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