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About this Site
This site is the result of our desire to put some of our world on-line. We live in an amazing place, and whilst we do some very ordinary things from our point of view, we are aware that more people now than ever before have little contact with rural life. We have a desire to share what we have in terms of its beauty and relative isolation, with people who would enjoy it but may not know how to access such a place. We hope that many may virtually visit it via this site and that some might also do the real thing sometime. If you'd like to visit, please email us.
The pictures are all taken by us or people we know, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to copy them for your personal use, please feel free, but it would be nice if you sent us a message to let us know you've done so. If you want to use the images for any other purpose, please contact us first.
Ruth Renner, July 2004.
The site is a mix of personal recording of events (especially the "This Week" updates), and, I hope, some useful educational content.
Further down this page is a site map with links to most of the pages in this site, with some description of their content. There are a few other pages scattered about, which you may find in your travels.
|Far North Sites||Links||Information about the Far North.|
|Photographs from around the area, from Cape Reinga south.|
|This Week Index||Questionnaire||Your opportunity to tell us what you think.|
|Crafts||The "Home Industry" page.|
|Weekly Updates||The area of the site which is most frequently (weekly, more or less) updated. We hope you'll visit often.|
|Birds Index||Chickens||Some of the breeds of chickens on our farm.|
|Other Poultry||Various birds who have lived here, from time to time.|
|Wild Birds||Birds seen around the farm.|
|Pukeko||The Pukeko - a wonderful bird.|
|Ms Duck||Ms Duck's own picture page.|
A short history of the Virago Stud operation.
|Original Cows||Cows bought from other studs.|
|Virago Heifers||Heifers born to the stud.|
|Virago Bulls||Bulls born to the stud.|
|HOME||Pedigrees||Pedigree information of all the stud cattle.|
|Cattle Index||#3 Calving, 2001||The birth of a calf.|
|#32 Calving, 2002||A closer look at a calf's birth, with a twist.|
|Onix Files||Onix, owned by Issa, has her own page, with a link to her first calf's birth.|
|Isla||Isla, favoured stud cow, has her own page.|
|Ordinary Cattle||Some information about the 'commercial' herd.|
|Site Index||Links to cattle information in the weekly updates.|
|Other Links||Links to external sites relating to cattle and farming.|
|Sheep||Damian||My first lamb!.|
|Pedicure||Foot trimming demonstration.|
|Lamb Stories||The lambs of 1999.|
|Around the Farm||Farm Views||Picturesque views.|
|Trees||Local native trees.|
|Works in Progress||Ongoing projects.|
The Glossary is accessible from many pages where particular words may need explanation.
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