Life’s a “bach”…one with a bath for two with a view!

“Not a lodge, not a farm stay…more of a perfect shack with a view” is how our friends describe their amazing bach, The Green Trout,¬†at Mangaweka, New Zealand. And perfect it is… Four light and airy bedrooms. The Green Trout … Continue reading

Shops That Rock ~ Irenie’s, Mangaweka, New Zealand

“Welcome! Just follow the path to Mangaweka’s jail filled with antiques and high class junque…” reads the sign on the lawn outside of Irenie’s house. Murphy the Jack Russell dog will greet you at the gate and personally escort you … Continue reading

Life on the farm…

“Well life on the farm is kinda laid back. There ain’t much an old country boy like me can’t hack. It’s early to rise and early in the sack…thank God I’m a country boy. Well the simple kinda life never did me no harm. Raising me a family and working on the farm. My days are all filled with an easy country charm…thank God I’m a country boy.” Excerpt from a John Denver song.

Well life certainly has had a magical charm for us the last few days here at Mangaweka. The boys are powering through the sheep yard building and us girls have been helping too. We have loved feeding cattle, moving sheep and oiling the front deck of the house.
Ruth and Jim’s farm is a wonderful place to spend a few days. We have had lots of laughs and special moments together. I thought I would share a few photos of their country property.







How do you know a fly fisherman lives here?

Our wonderful New Zealand odyssey has brought us to our beautiful friends, Ruth and Jim, at Mangaweka. We are here for Sunny and Rahul to help Jim build some sheep yards.

Jim is an expert farmer but also an outstanding fly fishing guide. I wanted to share the wonderful photos of his fly fishing shed.





So how do I know a fly fisherman lives here? Well…lots of waders, fancy flies, millions of boots and coats and a canny eye for all things fishy…