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Poppies along our entrance driveway

Published about 1 year ago by Greg in Lodge

                         Wild poppies flowering along our entrance driveway

Above is a picture that I took today looking down our entrance driveway across a host of bright red poppies. It was such a glorious sight that I had to share it with everyone. 

Spring is here and so is the asparagus

Published over 1 year ago by Greg in Lodge

You can't beat fresh from the garden, just picked, asparagus with soft poached eggs with a little parmesan cheese, Yum !! It has been a wet start to spring here which is good for the plants but not for the gardener! It has been too wet to get out and do some work, just grabbing some time...
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Feijoa Wine Maker extraordinaire

Published over 2 years ago by Margie in Lodge

Although our feijoa trees are still quite small and very young we had a great harvest from them last summer.  We made feijoa cake, feijoa chutney, feijoa jam, feijoa ice cream, feijoa crumble and feijoa paste.  Going online to find more recipes to use for this very versitile fruit Greg came up with...
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NEW Cocktail Menu

Published over 2 years ago by Margie in Lodge

  On your evening of arrival you are invited to join your hosts Margie and Greg for a complimentary drink of your choice either wine, beer or jucie or you might like to sample a cocktail from the new cocktail menu they have just introduced to the lodge.  In summer relax on the large deck with...
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Back from America

Published over 2 years ago by Margie in Lodge

Greg and I took the opportunity take 5 weeks off before we get really busy over the summer season.  We got back yesterday from a wonderful holiday in the US.  We stayed in New York for a week and then spent 4 weeks driving around New England.  many of our guests come from the USA so it was...
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Kaimai Country Lodge an ornithologists delight!

Published almost 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

The summer season is over and our guests are on their way home.  Much as we delight in our guests company and we thorough enjoy the "busy season" we also enjoy the down time over the winter, when we can relax and do all the little jobs that get neglected over the summer when we are flat...
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The welcome swallow family has fledged

Published about 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

2 years ago a swallow family moved into a house they built under the eaves of the lodge.  A few days ago there was a lot of coming and going of the parents  from the nest and when we took a peep up at it there were 4 little faces peeping back at us.  The following day the babies had left the nest...
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Summer has arrived!

Published about 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

It is a while since I made a blog entry as we have been busy with Christmas and grandchildren and guests. It is our busiest time of year with lots of guests from all over the world as well as New Zealand.  In the past week we have had guests from Auckland, Spain and our first ever guests from...
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The Tui's have arrived

Published about 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

For the past 3 years Greg and I have been focused on developing a garden full of native New Zealand plants with the aim of attracting as many native birds as possible in particular the Tui.  For a few weeks we have been wondering why the Tui's aren't coming to the garden as the flax...
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The green, green hills of home!

Published over 3 years ago by Margie in Lodge

Greg and I have just arrived home from nearly 6 weeks in South America.  We went on a landscape gardening tour of Chile, Argentina and Brazil preceeded by about 10 days in Peru.  We had a good time, saw some spectacular private and public gardens by some world famous landscape architects such as...
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