Yesterday Derek was working over towards Dargaville and took these pics of the little township of Kaihu. It had a population of approx 500 people in the 1890s when Kauri milling and the gumfields were operating, but now it is a quiet little village.
|Tutamoe in the background|
|The Kaihu Hotel - still operating|
|Rustic shed, beautiful mid-winter's day|
|Kaihu Church and cemetery|
Trouble in the Garden
We don't yet have enough on our young trees to share with the wildlife...look what the possums have done in our trees!
|And here is the culprit|
|Possum fur duster for the keyboard|
I always thought you needed running water to grow watercress - but read recently that it can be grown in very wet ground. I have just the spot in the old fridge we painted up for a drinks cooler for our party. Yesterday I bought a bag of it, and am going to try growing it from that as there are lots of little white roots on it.
Watercress is extremely nutritional, with more iron than spinach, more vitamin c than an orange and more calcium than milk.
It is useful cooked as a steamed vegetable or in soup or raw in salads and sandwiches.
I hope it keeps growing....watch this space for updates.
I hope you've enjoyed today's little snippet of New Zealand life.