Wednesday, 30 November 2016
BUT GASP no food until 30 minutes after his pills. How hard is that on your first day back on holiday. I just gave him a little tiny tiny bit of mince off my finger tip to take the yucky taste out of his mouth.
Thank goodness there are lots of critters for Pinot to look at while he waits for his dinner.
Monday, 21 November 2016
Farm Stay guest
I had already fed Pancho his Fancy Feast and somehow the story went that I hadn't fed Pancho so Pancho got two dinners last night. Pancho didn't say otherwise and happily ate both.
Sunday, 20 November 2016
A dog that was rehomed from city life to living on a farmlet got into our sheep and attacked.
Terribly sad for all. For the dog that would have just done what is natural chase if the sheep run... For the new owners who had just bonded with the dog and for the ewe we had to put down and for its lamb that will miss his mum. He is old enough to not need his mum and can graze on grass... but....
Farm Stay Guests...
Pancho thankfully had tucked himself up and missed all the action.
Friday, 18 November 2016
Farm Stay Guest.
Thursday, 17 November 2016
I've given myself some timeout this week and done some knitting. I finished some projects (including shawl but forgot to get photos). I detest sewing up seams so I bribed Abbey to do it for me with the temptation she could have some of her Christmas gifts early or I would pay her cash.
Elm Tree Yarns. The owner was lovely! I got Abbey Mrs Tiggy Winkle in sparkle and toasted Marshmallows. I sure am looking forward to seeing what she designs with these.
Finished objects ready to go to a little boy. Just waiting for delivery of a colouring in book for his big sister. I always love giving the older children a little gift too.
Today was the first day back hitting the books. I had a good naturopath study day and nearly finished my research project. My topic is: What are patients experiences as aspiration of holistic management of endometriosis in New Zealand? (here is a sample of what my research project is about)
As a naturopath student I believe a patient’s journey to wellness is building a collaborative health-care team — a group of orthodox and complementary practitioners who collaborate with each other and advocate for the patient to assist her with all aspects of healing. Due to a laparoscopy being the only way of definitively diagnosing endometriosis, data for this research will be collected from women who have been clinically diagnosed with endometriosis. My research is to determine if New Zealand woman who have been medically diagnosed with endometriosis have had any experience and aspirations to incorporate complementary natural alternatives for the management of their disease. Data collected will give an indication of treatments women have tried include a range of different healing modalities, such as clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, flower remedies, as well as lifestyle changes such as exercise, meditation, relaxation massages. The data collected will highlight patient’s knowledge and attitudes to incorporating holistic options to manage endometriosis in New Zealand.
Life here in New Zealand is still a tad rocky.... here is a little of what has been happening..
We have had floods as previous blog posts.
We had a tornado go through at Waikanae last night (not far from us). We felt the wind whip up, and this old house window's rattle and bang... made me jump thinking oh no not another earthquake.
Geonet has advised we are possibly in for more earthquakes.... click to read (GREAT!)
Buildings in Wellington are damaged and causing a lot of concern. Workers are without work as their buildings are condemned - sent home with no pay (unless they have holiday pay they can use) with no prospect of work....
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I'm pleased to say all the animals are coping really well with mother nature. They are all shut in and safe. Pancho possibly was not too thrilled with me, but I locked the cat flap so he could not go outside last night just to give me peace of mind he was all safe. Pleased I did when I heard about the tornado. Pancho is such a laid back dude, we keep to the routine as I feel animals (and kids) like structure. So as far as Pancho is concerned all is as normal and he is his relaxed self.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
clary sage in the front
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Tuesday, 15 November 2016
1500 aftershocks, thankfully we have not felt them all here in the North Island but man I feel for the folks down south.
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footsies with me)
Monday, 14 November 2016
Today was a stay at home day and I soothed the nerves with some knitting I'm just up to binding off and it will be finished! Rather chuffed with the shawl. Love Love Love how clear the pattern is. .
here's what the news says...
In the Southern Hemisphere the November Full Moon is known as a Strawberry Moon as yes the strawberry season has begun - the first pickings of the season YUM
Farm Stay Guests and Farm Animals.
All the sheep and lambs are fine - but earthquakes do feel a lot worse being inside this old 1900 villa that shakes and rattles ever so noisily with each tremor. Not all animals cope with the earthquakes. A friends yearling got quite frightened and degloved half of head with broken bones in both side of nose.
Two of the hens shared the nest - due to the shaking or because they both want the nest?
Here is hoping for a shake free night so we can get some sleep.
What a night! Just after midnight a 7.5 earthquake rattled most of New Zealand. It was centered in the South Island and we are about an hours drive north of Wellington (NZ Capital) in the North Island. It shook us sideways, up and down and felt like it was never going to stop. We even thought at one point it was going to get worst. And this was us feeling it away from where the earthquake was centered - I can only imagine how terrified the folks in the South Island were.
There has been heaps of good sized aftershocks. Not much sleep happened here.
Our 1900 villa rocks and rolls. The worst is the noise the weights in the sash windows make...
The chandelier swings back and forth.
It's daylight now which makes everything seem better,
We are fine and all the animals are fine too. But as always in an earthquake (which I detest) I declare right I'm moving to Scotland! ....
Sunday, 13 November 2016
I've enjoyed watching the starling happenings while I study at the dinning room table.
The Crown and on TV on demand Victoria.
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Saturday, 12 November 2016
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