June 23, 2007

Banks Peninsula Land Search

As I mentioned in the previous post, we started looking at land recently. During the month of April we started going on weekly scouting missions to the Banks Peninsula, an area one hour from Christchurch where we’ve considered settling. An area of 1000 sq km, it is an old volcanic […]
June 21, 2007

Stability: Life, Vol 5: April 13 – June 21, 2007

Winter solstice is today. The longest night of the year. It’s pouring rain right now. It’s fantastic. I had a great day today and am in such a good mood. Just a regular day: bussed into town to get my hair cut & colored by a groovy hip salonist that […]
June 17, 2007

Matariki, A Time for Feasting and Celebration June 17, 2007

We’ve had many frosts these last few weeks. There is no doubt that winter has arrived. Bruce had been lamenting recently the lack of holiday celebration; this was, after all, at least seasonally, the time to be honoring the harvest (Thanksgiving) and enjoying the winter celebrations of Christmas and New […]
June 4, 2007

First Frost: Winter Heat Survival Guide June 4, 2007

June 1st signifies the start of winter here in New Zealand. We’ve enjoyed quite a mild autumn and early winter with temperatures often in the high teens (65-70 f) and tomatoes still ripening throughout the month, a highly unusual occurrence. The weather made yet another record as May became the […]