One thing I really enjoy about our climate here is being able to grow things year-round. Right now, it is the equivalent of early December in the Northern Hemisphere. I harvested our salad and some vegetables for soup today, and spent some time weeding. After spending six hours teaching the children, weeding is a great way to relax and reset.
Today’s harvest–lettuce, radishes, green onions, parsley, and celery.
He was waiting for me to fill containers with weeds, so he could dump them into a larger container for me.
There was snow on the hills around us early last week. We went to Dead Boring that day, and enjoyed the beautiful snowfall on the way there.
The Hurunui River, looking towards the sea.
Farmed deer near Greta Valley.
Coming over the Omihi Saddle into the Waipara Valley. You can see the Southern Alps in the distance.
A hill to the west of us.
And, some pictures of the children.
Boy #3 was doing school, and baby wanted to do the same.
Jealousy–I was holding boy #5, and baby had to get in between!
Tired baby–he fell asleep being pushed in a stroller outside, and couldn’t wake up for supper.
One of baby’s many funny poses!
Baby thinking about the hat someone put on him!
Boy #4 dumping a container of weeds.