Lifeboat Farm

The Weather Here
February 15, 2008, 4:06 pm
Filed under: Technology, Weather

After much busyness, the blog is back up and we have about 6 weeks of entries to back fill. In the meantime, you can keep track of our live weather here . I’ll sort out a widget for the front page with a summary (and a breakdown of how I got it all working) but for now, enjoy the Wairarapa weather brought to you live by us 🙂


New Water Tank
February 12, 2008, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Water

Our new water tank has just arrived – all I had to do was move it into position and plumb it in. The tank is on one of the highest parts of the farm, in an old fertiliser bin, used when the farm airstrip was still in use to crop dust the farm. It only weighs a couple of hundred kgs when empty so I used the bike to pull it into position.

We’ll pump water from the spring to this header tank then it can gravity feed the water troughs around the farm (and possibly the house too).

Hair Today
February 9, 2008, 4:10 pm
Filed under: The House

I decided today would be haircut day. With the help of Lou’s clippers old hair became new hair (low energy, low care and summer-cool). Now the weather’s getting cooler, I still like the hair the same way and the budget pair of clippers I bought have paid for themselves twice over already in saved hairdresser costs. Until I have to go back to an office environment or visit a bank manager (hopefully never, on both counts) I think I’ll keep it this way. It suits the lifestyle even if it’s not in style.