Tag: family

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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Picture of a New Zealand Woodpigeon

Big fat bird

When I was taking my little girl across the road to the school bus stop, I spotted a big fat bird in the tree that was watching me: A Kererū.

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After the storm: Back online

The storm that hit us last Tuesday evening with wind speeds of more than 200km/h (Manukau Heads) left us without power and internet and only limited cell phone coverage. Power was restored yesterday afternoon, 3 days later.

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Fog in the paddocks at sunrise

What a wet summer

the amount of rain we had over the last few days is extraordinary – at least on a subjective level. The occasional hours of sunshine in between evaporate the water quickly, hence yesterday we had 30 deg C. with 80% relative humidity.

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Spotty managed to get some gluten free pizza

And who else loves pizza

As summer really turned into summer, we decided that it was time for another paddock pick-nick. So we grabbed the pizza, the wine and the kids and went down to the pond in the valley.
Not long until we had nosy visitors that were very interested in the pizza.

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