Like a guardian angel watching over the flock ... I spotted the sheep while on roady through the Wairarapa, standing alone on the roof of an old wool shed on Te Whiti farm. The place was built way back in the 1890's making it one of the oldest around, it was owned by the same family for 136 years. It has a great history, which I found out from a few locals I chatted to, including a farmers wife down the road, her friend (John who I phoned), and a painter next door who told me - "The spirits of the old shearers from days gone by keep popping back to check the place out, a clairvoyant has seen them. They are good spirits and won't harm you." And John told me -
"It was the first farm in the world to have fertilizer spread from the air, it was May 1949 and they converted an WW2 Avenger bomber, into a topdressing plane."
And the farmers wife told me-
"Te Whiti in Maori, means a ford or river crossing. There was no bridge over the river back then. You should have been
here last week, all the poplar trees had yellow leaves, that would have been a nice picture for you."
You can find out all kinds of stuff by throwing a few questions around.
Apparently the roof sheep was originally a weather vein. It's rusted up now.
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