Christmas is coming! – Brian Frost

December has arrived, along with all its craziness with end of year things to attend. We are off to a flying start and up for the worst parent awards, where we are in the lead at the moment, by completely missing the violin recital :(. On another note, the boat has been in the water […]

Time to go fishing – Brian Frost

The last few months have been busy, with lots of things to get done on the farm, but finally AB has finished – the bulls are out, crops are in and Frostie can go fishing – well when the weather plays ball and the wind dies down! We finished six weeks of AB on Monday. […]

The end of calving is near – Brian Frost

Since our last blog the grass has at last started growing. We are still behind what we would like, but at least we are moving in the right direction. All of the cows are back from the run-off and we have 93% of the herd calved. Mostly this has gone without too many problems; we […]

Tweaking the system – Brian Frost

Well the grass is not growing as much as Frostie would like and the payout is adding stress to everything. Some things we can control, and others we can’t, so we are trying to manage as best we can and tweak what we can in the system to make the impact of the low payout […]

Managing in winter – Brian Frost

The new run off Well, Frostie finally got his dream run off for the farm. We have been looking for a support block since we moved back to the North Island in 1999 as Brian loves to be able to have control of all the stock. We have had some success with grazing stock out, but also […]

Rain, floods and drying off – Brian Frost

Since the last time we wrote, we have had a massive flood yet again on the farm! Unfortunately it’s the new grass paddocks so we have had to re-sow these paddocks and wait again for the growth – grrrrr.  We have had many many, many, meetings with the council; both with the community and as […]

New endeavours – Brian Frost

New run off After many, many, many years of looking and putting offers in and signing contracts only to have them fall over (not from our side) we have secured a run-off and we paid the deposit on Monday. Mrs. Frostie can now get rid of all those newspapers lying around, and all those real estate […]