Author Archives: Country Kiwi

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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A Personal Challenge – Fifty at 50

Complete fifty projects in twelve months to celebrate many practical skills gained during my first fifty years. Most projects will be small and quick (mini projects) but there might be a couple of midis and a maxi as well – … 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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