Looking forward – Brian Frost

Last season was a good one to get behind us. Things were tough for a lot of the season, with too many floods and water sitting on the farm for too long leading to regrassing some areas six times.  This meant we have taken a big production and financial hit. Also, council have come back […]

All set for calving – John van der Goes

My attempt to produce a blog each month only lasted for one month. Here we are back to normal with Louise having to send reminders for me to get my bum into gear. So what’s happened between drying off and now? Well, the great plans of getting out in my kayak have failed miserably as […]

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 […]

Fieldays fun – Noldy Rust

The shortest day is almost here, yip yip yip, we all know what joys are ahead of us after that date!! Summer’s on its way, Christmas is coming, although these are a bit further away compared to some closer joys to embrace such as the countdown to Rio and of course the all-important event in […]

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 […]

Some more tree planning – John van der Goes

It’s time to update you all on what’s happening at my place. We’ve just put in the last of our silage from the runoff so hopefully now we will be able to get those jobs done that were meant to be done before calving! Like finishing the fencing that has been pulled out because hedges […]