Walkies down Waikawa Beach πŸΆπŸŒŠ

Waikawa Beach is a stunning area for dog walking, what I love about this place is the differences in terrain as you progress towards the beach. After crossing the pedestrian footbridge over the lazy Waikawa Stream you enter a dark pine forest, carpeted with needles, the light dappling through the brances from above. The area … Continue reading Walkies down Waikawa Beach πŸΆπŸŒŠ

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Country Lifestyle, Automated πŸ€–

Moving to the country doesn't have to mean losing touch with technology, all that's needed to take advantage of the latest gadgets, apps, and clever devices is an internet connection and a bit of creative thinking. After moving rurally, we were interested in how we could modernise the Cottage. We started by setting up security … Continue reading Country Lifestyle, Automated πŸ€–

1 Month in the Country πŸ—“οΈπŸ‘

The 1st month has been and gone here at our little half-acre home and I'm so impressed with what we have managed to do round the place so far... Turn Up The Heat πŸ”₯ The insulation and heating in the close to 80-year-old cottage needed to be addressed straightaway.Β  There's a wood burner in the … Continue reading 1 Month in the Country πŸ—“οΈπŸ‘

Feijoa Loaf Recipe πŸž

The autumn feijoa bounty is in full swing, when you tire of eating them by the spoonful chuck them in a loaf and enjoy warm with a good lashing of butter. 1 cup of feijoas (about 5), spoon out centres and roughly chop. 1 cup caster sugar 50g butter 1 cup boiling water 2 eggs … Continue reading Feijoa Loaf Recipe πŸž

How To Chicken Proof Your Dog πŸΆ

Achieving zen between free-ranging chicken and dog can be tricky but not impossible... As an owner of a gun-dog breed I had my reservations about training a Springer Spaniel to ignore impulses her ancestors have been bred to do over centuries... detect, flush, retrieve! If you too dream of watching both dog and chook in … Continue reading How To Chicken Proof Your Dog πŸΆ

Preparing for your Chickens + Coop Review πŸ”

Having a safe place for your chickens is essential before bringing them home, you will want to research what kind of enclosure or coop to have in advance that is able to keep your chooks warm, happy, and safe. A Happy Chicken = eggs! Firstly you should check if there are rules in your area … Continue reading Preparing for your Chickens + Coop Review πŸ”

Work begins on the Half-Acre🌱

There is so much to get done around our half acre section - bushes, shrubs, trees, hedges and weeds are creeping higher up and further out. It's going to take a wee while to get it looking to where I want it to be - ideally a semi low maintenance plot with space for us … Continue reading Work begins on the Half-Acre🌱