Harvesting, Crop Woes & The Importance of The Weather

Autumn is here, although the temperatures seem to have only just been notified. We were still getting 28-30degC (82-86F) highs and warm nights that only cooled down in the final couple of hours of the morning. Today things have cooled off a little, with some good cloud, so that is very nice. We finally had … More Harvesting, Crop Woes & The Importance of The Weather

Lest we Forget

It was Anzac Day on Wednesday last week, the day that we remember those who fought in the wars. We were in Christchurch, and although we didn’t make it to a parade, we learnt a little about the wars from visiting the Air Force Museum of New Zealand as well as the Canterbury Museum. Our … More Lest we Forget


We are two months into Autumn and I finally had time to and got bothered to rake up the leaves. Raking is not one of my favourite things. I would much rather play with the leaves. At least this time I have a bigger compost bin to fit all my leaves into; no more squashing … More Autumn