Author: Ingo Ratsdorf

Spring is in the air. The weather is getting warmer, so I did my walk down into the valley to check the water supply to the troughs, checked all fences and gates....

The early spring mornings here are foggy and cold but beautiful....

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....

We are pleased to announce that our farm electricity supply - and as such also the one for the accommodation - is now 100% New Zealand renewable wind, hydro and solar. At the same time the electricity is also carboNZero certified, so any carbon emissions...

Yesterday Jolan came back with the first duck eggs. What a proud moment for the girl. And this morning she had one for breakfast....

Winter seem to have finally arrived. Frosty moorings with frozen grass. The was ice on the digger seat!...

Another storm has been announced last night, so early this morning we finished the horse shelter area and moved the two boys over so they are going to have a more comfortable place during the day when the weather closes in....

It is getting somewhat busy in the kitchen. The kittens are getting more mobile, have left their home and mom is running busily after them. It also means that you really have to watch your steps as there may be some nosy little creature crawling...

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....