While we Were Away & Since We’ve Been Back

While we were away, the chickens did not die. Woohoo! Neither did they run away, incapacitate themselves or fall into the grips of illness. Frodo did manage to escape into the Vege Garden one day, but didn't cause too much damage. The hens even managed to lay in the new coop. I wasn't expecting them…

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The High Country Tugs on my Heartstrings

We are back from a lovely holiday in Canterbury and I finally have time to do a blog post. Well, I mean, I have finally waded through the hundreds of photos to select 'a few' *cough* to share with you. Mountains of snow have been swapped for mountains of housework, The Husband ripped his finger…

The Husband Has a New Obsession

I think The Husband has a problem. He's obsessed with the chunky pallets. He arrived home one day with ANOTHER van load of them. He hadn't even finished prepping the last (third) pile for the fire and now he has another pallet pile out the front! And now he knows what day of the week…

Chicken Coop Craziness

So, it was time for us to have a holiday. A South Island holiday complete with catching up with friends and family in Christchurch and a wedding in snowy Twizel. If you know how things go around here you know that us + holiday = extra nuttiness. This time was no exception, indeed, this pre-holiday…