One of Our Cows in 4K Video

May 15th, 2016

Ever seen a cow in 4K video? Me neither. My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shoots 4K video so I pointed it at one of our beefers to see what would happen.

8 Year Old Boy Cocks Powerful Break Barrel Air Rifle

May 10th, 2016

I thought it would be years before Owen could cock the Webley & Scott break barrel air rifle we got him for Christmas. That’s not a “youth” model. It’s very powerful and hard to cock.

After a couple of months, he figured out this trick:

May 5th, 2016

We’re going to start posting some videos on YouTube. Check us out if you like:

New Addition to Our Farmlet Family: Baby Girl

September 15th, 2013

Update: Niamh

Her name is Niamh Katherine Flaherty. Niamh is an Irish name and, depending on who you ask, it’s pronounced Neev or Ne-uv. We say Neev.

Niamh was our first choice all along, but we didn’t like the anglicised spellings of it, and we were wondering how difficult it would be for her to have a name like Niamh outside of Ireland.

We will be homeschooling her so she will be spared teachers calling out, “Ny-am” at roll call, etc.

If she winds up thinking Niamh is too weird of a name, I can console her by telling her that I thought Saoirse (sear-sha) and Arwen were pretty cool too. 😉

Our daughter was born yesterday afternoon at home. I helped to deliver her because Becky’s labour was very fast! Our midwife was only about a half hour away, but by the time she got here, our baby had been born.

Niamh Katherine Flaherty

Niamh Katherine Flaherty

Mum and baby are doing great. *phew*

We would like to tell you her name, but we haven’t decided on one yet.

Shark Knives – Hand Made in New Zealand

September 8th, 2012

Our friend, Peter Griffiths, makes a range of knives at his workshop and gallery out in Takahue:

I have the Big Chef and it’s awesome. Don’t miss the Parang.

Pete doesn’t use the computer much, but if you email or call, his wife, Sabrina, would be able to help you.

If you’re in the Far North of New Zealand, you can also drop in and check out the Long Flat Bottom Workshop and Gallery, where Pete makes the knives.

Wood Craft, Permaculture Gardens, Knife Sharpening, WWOOF Hosts.

274 Takahue Road
09-408-3685 (Please call during daytime NZ hours)