Category Archives: Country

Not that I know anything about this stuff…

…., but it looks as if someone didn’t read the instructions… It probably says “1000 litres per hectare” Not per square metre. Undoubtably a bloke. We do stupid stuff like that… Advertisements

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Think THIS is a water slide…?

THIS is a water slide…. Got invited to our neighbour Sam’s 9th birthday the other day. Nicest bunch of people, 2 deer on the barbecue, a MEGA water slide and the coolest cake ever….

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Red sky at night….

Weather forecasting and toi toi (aka cuttygrass) on Sam’s Track.

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Moving house….

Literally. This Art Deco villa used to live in Nelson. As the Nelson Mail writes in its usual illiterate manner: “The 1940s art deco house on Nelson’s Shelbourne St near Nelson cathedral, has been cut in half, ready to make … Continue reading

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Middle Earth

A highly appropriate comment, as evidenced by the photo below. Very much a case of “Now you see it, now you don’t”. “Clear cut” is exactly that – nonselective felling of trees. Harvest the timber, leave all the debris to … Continue reading

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Their trucks are pretty dodgy, too…

(Very) basic infrastructure in the Moutere.

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I think we’ll have ratatouille…..

A mere subset of today’s haul from the vege patch. Heritage tomatoes, heritage (“They look like courgettes to me” as Cousin Dave would say…) cocozelle zucchini and bog standard aubergine (that’s eggplant to you…)and pointy peppers. Don’t know if roses … Continue reading

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