The world has officially gone completely bonkers. All four of our supermarkets in Hamilton have sold out of loo paper. So what do we do now? Drip dry? The general public clearly haven’t given much thought to the far reaching … Continue reading It’s Official. The World has gone Bonkers
Whilst we were house sitting for our friends in Dunkeld we found ourselves living next door to a family with an even larger zoo than ours. The neighbour’s menagerie held a deep fascination for Storm our new Kelpie pup especially … Continue reading There’s a Turkey in the Toilet!
For the past couple of months we have living in a complete whirlwind of change. Literally over the farm gate The Kiwi was offered another job on a neighbouring farm which presented him with much better working conditions and hours, … Continue reading All Change!
Margot isn’t pregnant. It’s a huge disappointment but nevermind if it’s not meant to be then it’s not meant to be. Margot looked so sad when our vet searched in vain around Margot’s tummy with the scan machine and couldn’t … Continue reading A Sobering Weekend and Who’s on for a Chukka?
A significant proportion of Aussies call their evening meal “tea” which is not to be confused with the English tradition of “tea at four o’clock”, that’s “Arvo Tea” here. The full list of meal breaks is as follows: Breakfast – … Continue reading Yabbies for Tea
“How orften do you shar?” said the posh pom to the sweaty shearer giving his gazillionth ewe of the day a haircut. Through gritted teeth the shearer politely said “Aw, most days mate”. “Rarely?” says posh pom, “I didn’t realise … Continue reading How Orften Do You Shar?
For those who know me and for those who are about to find out, a good pair of Welly’s are fundamental to my equilibrium. After just one and half winter’s my Hunter wellies sprang a leak. Knowing that there was … Continue reading I Know My Place in Life
Something that has been on our bucket lists for sometime is to breed a litter of puppies and especially of the Golden Retriever variety. Back in August of last year we met a breeder of show Retrievers and she owned … Continue reading Getting in the Family Way and a Walk in the Mountains
The Kiwi hails from Christchurch, a city which during the past few years has been through the mill and back. A catastrophic earthquake struck on a Wednesday lunchtime in February 2011 registering a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter Scale … Continue reading Out of the Ashes…
Anzac Day dawned in Dunkeld drizzly and cold as we joined a respectful crowd huddled under brollies at the Dawn Service around the towns impressive war memorial. Bowing our heads to the sound of the pipes played by Bruce our … Continue reading Anzac Day, A Trip to Sydney and Horace the Guinea Fowl