Friday, April 17, 2009
A short stint down in Rotorua
Yes I've been away on hol for a few days, once again sorry for lack of posts there folks! We were down in lovely Rotorua with my reli's from the UK. The weather was great, no rain and pretty sunny for most of the time. We stayed in the Regal Geyserland hotel which overlooks the Te Puia (aka Whakarewarewa) thermal park, which wasn't all that flash but we had a spectacular view of the geyser and boiling mud pools. At night the geyser was lit up (until about 9pm) so we had a bit of a show going on for a while. Not a lot of activity with the mud pools, I think because everywhere has been so dry, they need lots of water to really do their thing. Anyway we had a great time.
Consequently, not much to report from around the farm. We haven't had the vege garden fenced yet, should be soon. It really needs a blitz to get everything under way for winter crops, have been a bit slack on that front. Still, I picked some chillies and tomatoes earlier and we ate one of the last zucchini (yes I know...........) Pretty much everything else has finished now. Waiting on the kumara, won't be long until they are ready.
Chooks are laying, not that many but enough. We need to cull about 8 for the freezer, they are eating heaps as there are so many of them now! Plus we want roast chicken!