From the Farm

Apr 10, 2013

10 April 2013


Well daylight saving was this week ..yes I know that.. had a practice run last weekend. The clocks are more or less the same time now with the exception of my in built clock and the roosters all go off an hour early. I think I am going to have to eat them as they are blooming useless, I have had a real good look and I mean a real good look and I can't find a hand to turn back and I can't even remove the batteries for 11 hours so they are in tune with the world. I had this problem with the Chinese woolshed clock so I took it back to the Warehouse and they gave me a new one. So I took the roosters back from where they came ....Now !! they are thick in there just a total pack of eggs I can tell you. Don't they know humans control the world and the natural world is finished (Well we have just about got it done).

Thank goodness the weather man is in control and sorted - on Sunday, hour change day, we had a light frost and has been colder ever since. I am sending a compliant letter as we have only had two lots of mushrooms and the grass has stopped growing and we sure need it to grow for winter on the flats. Hey maybe that is the plan, keep them dirt farmers down !! seem to do everything else.

I can tell you the time change did catch our market road closure man out. His Chinese clock failed to go off at all, so I had to put the signs out and I was not ready for that.

Its funny how things pan out. After the market we went to Motoroa and then stopped to sing at the Karaoke bar that is there as I have never been there and I have got into singing (well 5 times, in fact thats about as many bars as I have ever been in). I walked up to the bar past a Maori woman singing with her back to me and there was our road man at the bar. Hi sorry John, I have just got up want a drink.. yep cider thanks ....Turning around there was the singer
THE SINGER yes the Maori Busker that we all had the problem with at the market a few weeks ago. Well I looked, smiled and walked over, talked and I asked if she would like to sing the hangi song together as its a long time since I had sung it and I used to sing it a lot with my foster son when we put down hangis together ....Huh put down hangis do you know the words speak Maori ...well yes I know the words and yes know a very small amount of the language as I helped my son through school and more but not much ...Hell that more than me.. yep you are alright .....So thats a scar cleaned up. Its funny how that all happened ........us humans have a lot to learn you know.

We had a new woofer this week, Maree from New Plymouth, who was to come out with her grand daughter. Her grand daughter had other things planned so Maree came by herself. We got heaps done and at tea when talking it worked out I had dealt with both her father and uncle with horses and ponies.Yep small world.

The  Farmers Market was busy with people and fantastic music but the take was well down.

Jess and Ila have split a huge heap of firewood that Jess and Wally cut. I can tell you we need it as I have been too busy.

The strawberry trees are ripe and are great to eat. But the pigs and birds love them the most so we must remember that date. Maybe rename it the daylight saving tree.

Ruth has been turning the hemp heads daily and getting more and more seed. It looks as if we are set for the next crop.

More next week on Maggie, Ilas dog. Run out of space this week.

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