Rain, rain go away!! – Brian Frost

We have had a few nice days, where the paddocks tried to dry out and the grass to grow. Unfortunately, more rain has come and we have flooded again, but hopefully there will be a few more sunshine days coming to keep our spirits up and the world looking good. We are now reaching the […]

160 mm of rain – John van der Goes

I spent the end of March and beginning of April in the Nelson area on holiday. The first weekend was spent with our wine club visiting vineyards, tasting their products, and seeing some of the sights. We stayed on for another week looking around and also stayed with some friends who live there. On one […]

The start of a new season – Brian Frost

Mr. and Mrs. Frostie have returned from their wanderings around Hawaii, Alaska and Canada and the children are all still alive and the house is standing, so we are on a win:win!!! We had a wonderful time with great friends, amazing sights and fabulous weather, and came back to use our thermals here! We once […]

Autumn catch up – John van der Goes

Once again I’m slow writing this blog. I must be getting old as time just seems to fly by. Nothing much seems to have happened since my last blog but I guess a lot of the day is taken up doing routine stuff. We have been fortunate to have had reasonable rain fall so pasture covers […]

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 […]

Young stock mineral trial – Trent Guy

Five months ago we had a friendly call from our local Agritrade rep Shannon Patterson wanting to know if we were interested in taking part in a mineral trial in our young stock, knowing that we should be doing more monitoring and trying to grow our young stock better we decided to give it a […]