Summer is ending

The swallows (warou) are moving awaynow the cooler weather is arrivingbut a small number remain nearbyand bring joy as they…

Garlic preserving

A good day for preserving garlic (despite all the peeling needed) So. Many. Options. – garlic honey (good for cold/flu/covid…

Caterpillars

this monster black caterpillar has suddenly appeared in my planting trough where fat green caterpillars have been feasting on my…

Pampas drifts

The pampas seeds blow on the wind Like snow Piling up in shallow drifts in corners and crevice Clinging to…

Possums

Possums are hungry and seem fond of apples We are catching a scavenger most nights…. lately mating season Luckily our…

Fruitfulness

A small box of mixed produce from Twisted Citrus deliciously ripe firm and ready to eat plumspears passionfruit grapefruitand avocados…

High-tailing it

the breakfasting pukeko who fossicks in the margins of our drivewayis the tallest I have ever encountered there’s something in…

Warou vs Pihoihoi

Warou and pihoihoi inhabit the same niche andare constantlytrolling for (mostly) teeny tiny insects Warou in flightswoop and swivelin pursuit…