Greetings Kōmanawa friends and family ????
Wow! I cant believe it’s taken me this long to do another blog!! So much happening in this neck of the woods.
IT RAINED AND RAINED AND RAINED
THE AVERAGE FALL WAS WELL MAINTAINED
AND WHEN THE TRACKS WERE SIMPLE BOGS
IT STARTED RAINING CATS AND DOGS
AFTER A DROUGHT OF HALF AN HOUR
WE HAD A MOST REFRESHING SHOWER
AND THEN, MOST CURIOUS THING OF ALL
A GENTLE RAIN BEGAN TO FALL
NEXT DAY, BUT ONE, WAS FAIRLY DRY
SAVE FOR ONE DELUGE FROM THE SKY
WHICH WETTED THE PARTY TO THE SKIN
AND THEN, AT LAST – THE RAIN SET IN
Brilliant weather for planting the 5,000 free trees that Jimmy scored at feild-days though! – and it is starting to warm up a bit so strong growth in the paddocks and orchard.
We also, recently, had a fantastic fundraiser day with some Kamo Scouts and parents planting along some of the river banks and paddocks. With much chatter, laughter and hard work ( such a lovely combo ) they achieved the awesome result of 1,000 trees in the ground. Way to go, Kamo Scouts.
We’ve also planted an avenue of Olives, an avenue of Oaks and an avenue of Totara – avenues up the wazu ????
Adrian has been putting in an incredible rock wall by our Kōmanawa sign, at the entrance, and the scouts have planted in behind it. A wonderful thing for people to see when they first approach this stunning part of the world.
A few delightful couples have stayed in the Valley hut over the last few weeks since we put that, and the Farmhouse, onto Airbnb. The highlight, for them all, has been the 4×4 adventure tour by Jimmy on the ‘mule’ showing them over the whole property – fun for us and them.
With summer coming, hoping to see some of your lovely faces around here.
Until the next time, arohanui, Susie and co