Autumn is here at last

Wow what a busy time, full steam ahead in Marlborough harvest is happening. Toi Toi wine time! I adore autumn … one of my favourite seasons. The chill in the morning and in the late evening is a reminder that winter is on the way. In saying that, the weather during the day is still …

The star is back!

Guess who is back in town? Mr Dallas Nock … and yes I’m over the moon. More gorgeous pics and videos. Brilliant! And it is raining too, first time in about 3 weeks. Yay! The ground is bone dry  mind you – worst I have ever seen it. NZ’s north island was declared drought this …

Kumeu AMP Show

Don’t know about you, but I love AMP shows. Our local  Kumeu show each year is fab. Lots of wonderful animals and chooks, farm machinery and toys to buy for the property … bloke things. Sheep shearing, wood chopping and produce competitions – wonderful stuff. Oh and the opportunity to buy more daffodil bulbs which …

Pruning ..

At long last yesterday morning we finally got some rain. Not much mind you, but enough to get me wet while I was feeding the chooks! At last, fruit tree pruning is underway. I usually like to prune stone fruit at the end of summer or start of autumn, while pip fruit are given a …