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seeing the signs

Making more progress on the east fenceline.  About 90% done there.

You can actually see the roadsign now!

This is a pretty good shot that shows before/after.  17 more words

Rural Life


Catching up with some of the harvest activities was fun today and very necessary too.  Some weeks ago I harvested Calendula flowers from the garden to cover with a good quality oil, put it on a sunny window sill for 6 weeks and then my oil is ready, it is now. 212 more words

Organic Gardening

Smoke World

I don’t know why, but those who live in the provinces here seem to have an aversion against fresh air. At exactly five-thirty in the afternoon, which is thirty minutes past the end of the school and work day, you’ll have people burning their trash. 251 more words


A visit to the Shire

It’s well over a year ago now. But I sometimes think of it – the Shire. We were just visitors there, tourists at one of New Zealand’s newer attractions. 740 more words


Blue Monday ~ chicory

Apparently the cows like it – the middle stalk looks eaten down. This is the only plant I’ve found and it is next to a fence post. 9 more words

Rural Living

Apple pressing days October 2014

The Autumn is the time when the apples are at their best and through the Blackdown Hills Transition Group a couple of apple pressing days were organised this month.  299 more words