Lifeboat Farm

A wee flood
March 3, 2012, 4:45 pm
Filed under: Environment, Weather

This is our neighbour’s place in the midst of the so-called “weather bomb”. Their usually small, tranquil stream had grown considerably.


Snow Broccoli
August 16, 2011, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Food, Garden, Weather

Our poor wee broccoli in the kitchen garden braved the snow, but still tasted fine after it had thawed out.

It’s Snowing!
June 16, 2009, 3:46 pm
Filed under: Weather

We had blazing sunshine this morning, now it’s snowing this afternoon. While living in a winter wonderland is lovely, it’s quite cold right now. These pics are taken from inside – if you want exterior shots feel free to come over and grab them yourself 🙂

The lawn and surrounding paddocks.


The car in the process of disappearing.


The back garden…snow peas anyone?


First snow of the Winter
June 2, 2009, 9:26 pm
Filed under: Environment, Weather

It was quite cold last night – we had a fair bit of snow. To our Auckland friends, complaining about the frost all I can say is “harden up!” 🙂


Morning gave us a beautiful view of snow on the Tararua Ranges.


New Potting Table
October 18, 2008, 6:17 pm
Filed under: Building, Garden, Weather

This table started life as a herb table a couple of years ago but I’ve recycled it with a bit of modification into a potting table. There’s room for potting mix, trays, pots and all the bits and pieces so there’ll be no more seed planting on the dining room table! Made from 75mm Macrocarpa slab it should last for a few years. I have five or six more slabs to use up so I’m hoping to get some time to make some outdoor furniture over the summer.

Crispy Morning
August 21, 2008, 12:42 pm
Filed under: Weather

We woke up to a very crispy morning today. This is the Tararua Range to the West of us – just beautiful! Thanks to Louise for taking the great pic.

June 25, 2008, 1:14 pm
Filed under: Weather

This was the view outside this morning. The snow on our lawn had mostly melted overnight but the hills were a reminder that yes, we do live in a place where it snows sometimes…time to get more firewood I think.