It’s now 2015, January the third. We are past the magic date of one year building….

not quite right

The title of this blog was meant to read: ‘almost ready for the roof’ but that was some time ago. and by now the roof is actually on and we are just waiting for some flashings to finish it off…

power to us !

Bzzzzz, pfrrrrt, puff ! NO, non of this, no black faces and no curly hair ! Just pure electricity – powered by the sun!


What happens to a steep clay bank that has been cooking under the sun for the whole summer when the first heavy rain comes? We are talking about NZ conditions, a harsh, relentless sun in summer and rainfalls with water … Continue reading

farming life 2

Our second half of this year’s farming life wasn’t just as easy as the start. Our sheep gave us a bit of work and worry with their feet. Even though we checked them well at shearing, culling everything dodgy and … Continue reading


One of those things that we are doing while we wait for the building of the house to start is fencing. Not the sport with a funny hat, we are talking about proper fencing. Fencing for real blokes! … Continue reading