Hot and lush

This is one of those l-o-n-g posts boarding on being boring :D We have had so much rain over summer Frog Pond Farm is looking lush … very unusual for this time of year. Those thieving possums have been paying nightly visits to the orchard munching on an array of fruit, while the turkeys are gathering …


A quick trip last week to Central Otago to visit vineyards, talk turkey with viticulturists, admire the amazing scenery, have some sensational food and share our Pinot Noir love at Feast Wanaka. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? There is always the odd hiccup and while our journey was brilliant we did spend several days travelling …

Rooster gone bad

Do you remember our rooster Tony?  Sadly he took a dislike to one of our hens (Gladys) and was caught trying to scalp her. Now that’s gratitude for you given he could free range 24/7, had 13 chickens to himself and a housekeeper (me) who cleaned his abode daily and served up the best tucker!  Try …

Happy New Year – it’s raining!

And you know what? I couldn’t care less! My garden is just loving this rain and more importantly, it is giving me the opportunity to be indoors and get another post happening. Last night was lovely … we spent it with some of our special neighbours, enjoying wonderful food and wine. And 2015 left us …

Season’s greetings from Frog Pond Farm

A post before Christmas! Brilliant … Our garlic got hoisted from the ground today – about 95 heads which are currently lying on the path drying. Nice Chrissy present. Oh and Bob, you will be pleased to know that we will be enjoying spuds for our Christmas lunch, I was scrabbling around in the dirt …

Hello it’s me

Oh dear me, I’m getting worse. Seems that my blog will become a monthly issue (just kidding). Frog Pond Farm has been so busy lately and what’s worse is, I just can’t seem to get any ordinance happening in those beds. There are … Leeks the size of legs –  I think chewing on a slab of wood …

Spring clouds

I used to own my own horse years ago and loved riding with a passion.  I can’t say I was a particularly competent rider – dressage wasn’t me, and jumping often meant me flung over the hurdle while the horse had stood disinterested on the other side. Charming. Funnily enough, living in the country & owning land …

Remember me?

I can’t believe it .. I should go and stand in the naughty corner. Did you know that It is nearly 3 weeks since I last posted? How bad is that? Anyone would think that I have been busy .. :D Truth is I have been busy in the garden – spring has finally kicked …

Excuse me?

If someone had said to me years ago when I was working in advertising (tottering around in heels) that I would be hauling a sick chook with a bandaged foot off to the vets in a kitty carrier first up on a Monday morning, I would have laughed in disbelief. More importantly a chicken with …

Meet Tony

Finally, my girls (chooks that is) have got a strapping man in their lives. Just because he is half their size is irrelevant! The fact is, he can crow, is a gentle wee bloke and is totally enamoured with the fact that he has 14 girls all to himself. Oh dear me .. I haven’t …


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