As previously mentioned, we got our kunekune pigs with high hopes for them being useful as lawn mowers. After some years of mowing largish lawns at our old house, the Forbearing Husband had expressed a deep desire to avoid pushing… Continue Reading
Remember when we built a bridge?
The first two months of 2017 was a busy time for family celebrations, with a wedding and a birthday dinner in Auckland coming hot on the heels of a 21st party in Wellington. Catching up with all the rellies was a blast, but the whirlwind of… Continue Reading
When a man who once lived in Nottingham visited The Seven Acre Wood. I wonder whether I could ever get good enough to use a bow from horseback. I think just riding around carrying one might be enough of a thrill to… Continue Reading
Over the last few weeks the Forbearing Husband has often been spotted striding around the Seven Acre Wood hauling logs for the firewood pile. Just him and The Chainsaw. Out doing Manly Work together. Like this: Only of course the Forbearing Husband… Continue Reading
One of the exciting things about autumn on the farmlet has been seeing mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi popping up around the place. Here are some that Deborah and I spotted last weekend. I started trying to identify them, but you wouldn’t believe… Continue Reading
It is a fact universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of seven acres of woodland must be in want of a chainsaw (I know… sorry). Thus there have been numerous chainsaw related conversations since arrival at the farmlet and taking… Continue Reading
We’ve done it! Deposit paid. No turning back now. Guess we’ll just be stuck living with this: and this: and some of this for the ponies: And, just to put those more idyllic looking shots into perspective, there’s also this pruning and… Continue Reading