Lockdown is starting

Kotahi.

A memorable sunset // NZ commences a few weeks of ‘lockdown’ in attempt to flatten the curve to fight Coronavirus.

Whilst it’s all happening scarily fast and everything is full of unknown and uncertainty, it is also an exciting time full of opportunities ahead of all of us.

Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you all again.

Kia kaha, stay strong.

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Winding wooden stairs from a gravel patch up to a walkway

Day 4 of COVID-19 lockdown

We have been busy on various little projects to keep us busy. From cooking to exercising, watching some movies to projects outside.

Taken fron underneath some pines, looking up the hill, a white horse and three black and white calves laying in the grass, blue sky above

Day 1 of NZ COVID-19 lockdown

Day one of not going out to anywhere, not having contact with anybody outside the property in an attempt to flatten the infection curve. National state of emergency.

Picture from top of driveway looking down on house roof and across into the Kaipara valley with shades of brown and yellow landscape with a few green trees

Drylands

The last few months were pretty dry with no rainfall other than a few drops that pretty much instantly evaporated upon hitting the ground.
I think the last rain was some time before Christmas last year which would make it three months with no rain at all.

Look across the Kaipara valley with rainclouds in the background and diffuse light coming through the clouds.

Finally some rain?

It’s been a long time without any rain. Not sure how much this will be but anything is better than nothing.

Layers of hills from almost black to yellow grey with the sun shining bright yellow through the clouds of rain

Even rain can be beautiful

Over the last couple of weeks we had quite a mix of weather – typical spring. From lovely warm and sunny days where you easily get sunburned to torrential rain that flooded the valley.

Paddock with lawn tractor in background and little girl breaking branches in foreground

Tidy up time

Spring has just sprung and it’s getting time for tidy ups – spring time cleaning but outside.

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