Since I moved to New Zealand, the quality and frequency of posts on Cryptogon has suffered. I apologize for that.
Becky and I got married, again! :) This time with about 65 of Becky's friends and family from all over New Zealand.
We've been going on hikes and adventures around the Far North, as well as trying to get things sorted out in our new house.
Becky planted a small garden in the "kitchen garden" space on the side of our house. That's the only arable soil we have at the moment.
I need to clear about half an acre of matted kikuyu grass that has fully taken over the area we need to transform into our real
Bex and I hung out with our neighbors, Jackie and Baz today. (They're very cool people. And living off grid!) I happened to mention that we're shopping for a brushcutter (imagine a gas powered weed-whacker, except with a blade instead of a nylon string) to deal with the initial phase of the kikuyu situation.
We had been considering a Stihl, but people who know from experience suggested the Echo brand. Would you believe that Jackie owned an Echo brushcutter? She and Baz were kind enough to fire it up and let me go a few rounds with some of their kikuyu. That thing really did the trick!
So, all of these generous contributions are going to go straight into the purchase of a brushcutter. (The electric fence system for the livestock also needs to be repaired, but that's another story.)
Thank you all very much! Your U.S. dollars go a long way in New Zealand!
MO $100 !!!
P.S. I have lots of interesting stories about New Zealand already---and pictures! You can't imagine a slower, more relaxed place than Northland NZ, but somehow, I'm running out of time to do the things I want to do with Cryptogon and the new farm website. As winter sets in here, I'll probably get more time in front of the computer. You know, like when the road washes away. HAHA!