From the Farm

Jul 20, 2012

20 July 2012


Yes i know its winter but it is different this year, We started the week with hard white frosts, the ponds were frozen over, all the farm water was frozen and then the rain.
I don't know how many inches but all the flats we can see from the house next door were under water. The Makuri stream was just touching the bridge. It did go over the bridge years ago but we have since replaced it a foot higher. So this is more water than we have ever seen and we are right into lambing the main mob (thank goodness for hills and shelter). The grass even grew in the rain only to be burnt off today with yet another white frost. We are feeding out more hay due to the cold, our fallow is being eaten faster than other years.

Thank goodness for the Pyroclassic fire we have. Its 14 years old now, heats all our water, cooks many meals and heats the house. Virtually zero pollution and NZ made.

The bank has been ringing so we have decided to sell the Pyroclassic along with our ute, tractor and Ruth's mule, the Gipsy will have to go along with all the equipment we use to run the courses, tools and gardening gear. That should give us enough to send the kids to Uni and keep the bank from ringing for about 2 months. We will then go on the DOLE and have to buy all our food in and be totally reliant on the outside world ..............................
..................YER Right like thats going to happen.

This is why we went to the Asset Sale - it totally makes no sense at all except in the end NZ will be worse off and will be controlled even more by outside forces.
Anyway it was a good day. The thing that hit me was the mix of people - Blue, Red and Green, Young, Old, White, and Darker, Well-off and Not So Well-off, Grey Power were there as im a member, that was good, all could see selling assets is not the way. I was the Auctioneer who sold Jonathon's office block, bidding was strong from overseas with phone bids and it got up to billions and we also chucked in a few Sky Hawks and 4 prisons, the police force, oil and the biggest water and electricity. But the bid was unbeaten taken from a 6 year old girl..her Future....
Anyway I did make page two in the paper, have they not got an air brush Ha.

I do know there are going to be some very unhappy people in the Future and to counter that Beate has just finished her business plan. I will let her tell you about it in her words ....

"Hi there, some of you will know me already from having had a few sessions with me in the past. I work with people releasing cellular memory. This is the stuff that comes up when we are angry or upset for more than 30 seconds about something. Chances are whatever upsets us in the present triggers off a memory from a previous event. My job is to help you clear or neutralize this old event quickly. Believe it or not - so far everyone who has had a session with me in New Zealand has found it helpful. But of course it's best to speak to the people yourself. If you are interested, you can contact me for more information at beatesmirek@gmail.com"

And she still has to look after the pigs as they are looking SO GOOD and happy.

Did you see Ross in the paper on Wednesday? It was good to see him written about rather that him writing about someone else.

The Farmers Market was a washout, I counted 16 people in an hour, the rain was hard and i don't think any stall made their petrol money let alone the stall fee.
Sunday Beate is helping at the Farmers Market ........Justin is on a back slide on a slippery slope and its all fast down ...............He and Aleena are off skiing.

So seeing you Sunday with all your friends

My book of the week....English farming past and present R E  Prothero.
Im loving it, very well researched and shows how farming has so changed (for the worst)

From the Farm: Older Posts

Jun 25, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
May 28, 2014
May 22, 2014
May 14, 2014
May 6, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 8, 2014
Apr 2, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 4, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 4, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 7, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 2, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 6, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
May 29, 2013
May 23, 2013
May 14, 2013
May 8, 2013
May 2, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 3, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 8, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 3, 2013
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 8, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 7, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 3, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 5, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
May 31, 2012
May 23, 2012
May 16, 2012
May 9, 2012
May 3, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 4, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 7, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 8, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 5, 2012
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 9, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 9, 2011
Nov 3, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 6, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 8, 2011
Sep 1, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 4, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 8, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 9, 2011
May 27, 2011
May 18, 2011
May 5, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 7, 2011
Apr 1, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 4, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 5, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 7, 2011
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 3, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 5, 2010