Author Archives: Country Kiwi

New Peas

Grow little peas. Grow! Advertisements

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Black Currents

Dozens of cuttings taken from just one plant, bought just a few years ago, we now have three good-sized rows of black current bushes affording us enough to make several jars of jam, put a few kilos of fruit in … Continue reading

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Simple Socks

Once you start wearing your own hand-knitted socks, you’ll never want to go back to machine-made, store-bought socks ever again. All that’s needed are four skinny sticks (sock needles) and a length of yarn (sock wool) then you knit round and … Continue reading

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Venturing North to Gore Bay

We took a leisurely drive north, today, for the first time since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck North Canterbury last November and closed off most of the South Island’s Northern section of State Highway One. As the roads still haven’t been … Continue reading

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Shortest Day

Every year I watch the sun rise later and later, gradually creeping north along the mountain ridge line to the north of my small holding, until it reaches its final destination on the north-west slope of Mt Cass. Tomorrow, it … Continue reading

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First Post

While I familiarise myself with the WordPress knobs and dials, I thought I’d share a recent shot of my cat, Hazel, intently watching a young rabbit in our garden.  

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