Level 4 lockdown – day 9

This morning was one of those days where staying in bed was quite a nice option. That is until the dogs start barking because they want to get out of their kennels. So … with some level of reluctance I got up and headed out – might I say while the rest of the household…

Lockdown Level 4 – Day 8

Well. here we are again – in lockdown. The entire country of New Zealand has been closed down by our government as the ‘Delta variant’ of Covid-19 spreads it’s way through sectors of some communities. Down here in the South Island, there are no known cases, so ‘we’ are ever hopeful levels will change for…

Best Job Ever – Kiwi Practitioner

It’s raining tonight. I’ve been out and shut the chickens in their house for the night. Snug and warm with good perches to roost and dry straw on the ground. Holly the horse has her cover on and has been put in the goat paddock. She’s busy munching on the hay the goats left, (they…

Goats and Cheese

This is my first write for 2021. I thought I’d get on-to-it much sooner than this but busy life-style and procrastination have been at work! As I write this my family is in bed sleeping and I’m still up because I’m making cheese. A lesson that I’ve learned the hard way; cheese making cannot be…

Alert Level 1 – Sunday Musings- 12/07/2020

We have had a couple of heavy frost lately. We don’t get that many here, but oh boy do you know when they arrive! It’s crisp and it’s icy and pretty cold! We are pretty fortunate that our fire goes all night, although I generally top it up in the wee hours. Early morning I…

Alert Level 1 – Catch up – 26/06/2020

It’s been quite some time since I sat at my computer to write on my blog page. To be fair, I thought that with life regaining some semblance of normality and with the drop in Covid-19 alert levels, the number of people reading my blog page would drop significantly. I have therefore been very surprised…

Alert level 2 – Queen’s birthday – Saturday 30/05/2020

I’m not really a royalist, but every Queen’s birthday weekend I heartily say, “God bless the Queen!” as I enjoy a long weekend in her honour! I mean I do admire the queen, I guess her life is one of privilege, but it’s also one of service and public scrutiny. I’m happy and content in…

Alert level 3 – Day 12 – 10/05/2020

What a beautiful morning! As I stepped outside this morning the first rays of the sun were kissing the leaves of the trees near our house. It was one of those moments in time when you just want to stand still and soak in the beauty that surrounds. The air was fresh and clear and…