Nothing much really has happened over the last few weeks and hence our updates have been rather sparse.

One thing did happen however: Think it really turned spring. The wet weather has subsided, the grass and trees are growing. The ducklings have grown too and learning to fly. Things are blooming and showing fresh juicy green.

And the Tuis come visiting for the harakeke.

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Closeup of white mushroom

Happy Earth Day 2022

The warm and humid weather produced lovely field mushrooms to be harvested. Earlier we harvested basil, limes and potatoes.

Redish sunset over the hills turning the landscape red

Drylands – no rain in sight

We have not seen much rain in more than 2 months now but rather hot, sunny weather with wind. Both dries out the land, particularly the hillsides facing the Kaipara where the wind blows from and which the hot afternoon sun hits.

Bunch of little brown ducklings on brick steps outside

Duckies, duckies everywhere

The little ducklings have grown over the last couple of days and become so docile, or should I rather say they’ve sussed out where the food comes from….

Raindrops of grass

Finding beauty on rainy days

Even on rainy days you can find a lot of beauty outside when you decide to battle the elements and get outside.

An orange sky with a few clouds at the horizon over a green valley with low level light across

Muddy days

It’s been a few rather wet days. Some with intermittent sunshine but not enough to dry up the ground yet. The cats use the sunny breaks to go outside but other than that they seem to be in hibernation.

Closeup of brown

Springtime again and lovely weather

It’s so nice to get outside between rain break. The weather has been warming up over the the last days and we are getting 20 deg during the day.