August Update #2

August Update #2

And here we are – back again already with round 2 of the August update !

With the heat of last summer gone and the cool days of winter still in the air – it was time to get the big veggie beds back into service.

Last summer was so incredibly hot and dry, that there came a point when we decided

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Blueberry Cookies

MPs Blueberry Cookies

We were gifted four of these precious homemade biscuits by a lovely Lady (MP) who lives out Ravenshoe way.
They were delicious, but had something in them we couldn’t quite work-out…

MP kindly shared her recipe, and due to the rainy weather and flooding around the Farm – which prevents the majority of outdoor activities – today the recipe has had its maiden voyage at Strigidae Farm.

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bye 2018

Bye 2018!

And here we are already, saying “Bye 2018“… It’s thoroughly ridiculous, it feels like this year was only a few months long!! Alas – if you’re waiting to see some snappy photos of our internal wall lining, we’re sorry but you’ll have to wait a bit longer! The panel did finally arrive at the hardware … Read moreBye 2018!

Lake Tekapo & Beyond.

We packed up our car, and our enlarged family (!), and headed for Tekapo. The drive is about 4hrs, taking it easy, and we stopped on the way for a cuppa and a bite to eat. The closer we got to Tekapo, the thicker the snow on the mountains became, and by the time we … Read moreLake Tekapo & Beyond.

Love is in the air….

I’ve haven’t been writing, cos I’ve been a lil caught up with my showing my beautiful new girlfriend the sights of the South Island. Ahhhh – that got your attention didn’t it!! Let me back up a bit… I went for a visit to the container mall with the Parentals the other day, and was … Read moreLove is in the air….


So, last night it was -4°. Right now, mid-afternoon, it’s 3°. The night air is already coming in – and it’s supposed be to colder tonight than it was last night. We’re huddled up on the couch, watching bad television, and being sooks today! 🙂

A lotta drivin’s been done!

Its been a busy week, and we’ve driven a long way. We stayed two days in Wellington – a city we really quite like. Went for huge walks around the port, piers, marinas and waterways, and again went in the cable-car, and visited the Te Papa Museum. The museum is such a huge place, over … Read moreA lotta drivin’s been done!


Ya should a been there!! That’s all I can say – YA SHOULDA BEEN THERE!!! Today was almost the most fun I’ve had all trip! The Parentals decided it was a great day for a walk. Now me, I’m not into walking so much, but I do soooo like site-seeing, so I snuck into the … Read moreOMG!!!!

To South of the North.

Wellllllll…… We note that Larry has been at the computer once again, and has been doing a bit of blogging on his own, but tonight he is laid up in bed, with a bit of a cold, as we have been in Napier since yesterday, and its cold enough to freeze the…..well, lets just say … Read moreTo South of the North.