March 31, 2006

Destination: Coromandel, North Island, NZ March 23 – 27, 2006

We spent three and one-half days on the Coromandel Peninsula. Just a little over two hours from Auckland, we had a leisurely and easy drive through rolling pastureland to Thames which is located at the base of the peninsula and is the largest city of the Coromandel with a population […]
March 28, 2006

More on Permaculture

We never really talked some of the cool things we saw and learned at Mara Whenua about permaculture and I recently realized that many folks don’t know what we’re talking about when we tell them we spent a week at an awesome permaculture ‘farm’. So, I thought it’d be worthy […]
March 28, 2006

Just What Do We Do With So Much Time? Sing Songs of course!

All this country living and endless rolling pastureland has had us humming the tune to the U.S. sixties television program, Green Acres for weeks now. We can’t get it out of our heads. It started for us when we were wwoofing at Mara Whenua. The first few days while I […]
March 22, 2006

Destination: Northland, North Island, NZ March 2 – 22, 2006

Hello friends and family, We are back in Auckland for a quick 36 hour stint to regroup and catch up on some internetting which is much cheaper to do from Auckland ($3/hour) rather than small-town NZ ($5 to $9/hour). I spent a good six hours at the internet shop today […]