Showing posts from January, 2017


Happy New Year!  We’ve had reports of a less than perfect summer south of the Brynderwyns, our commiserations to those missing the sun.  Our forecasters were strangely quiet until last week, after their dire 2015/16 drought predictions gave us such a fertile summer farmers made several hay cuts. This season they waited well into mid-summer to inform us that we were having a dry summer. Thanks. With only 20% of the regions average rain fall over December, we’d noticed. After Tony undertook some ‘minor’ (on the grand scheme of things) and much needed earthworks exposing plenty of solid Hokianga clay, we decided we needed to go Green, (I can hear the chortling laughter of disbelief from here). But it’s true. A testament to modern technology and many, many litres of petroleum products to pump water, we have established green grass on the Hokianga clay. Well green, as it’s not yet brown and established as in, like a teen lad’s early beard of downy fuzz that will wither under a head