Hello friends and family
The wind died down on Monday, so Daniel and I headed off to check the bees. As we got through Moeraki, the truck started to make a funny noise, so we turned around and got 400 m back up the road and the temperature gauge shot up, so we pulled off the road. I phoned the Palmerston garage and Ian told me to call the AA first, so I did. While we were waiting for the tow-truck, Linda from Moeraki pulled up and offered to help. She said she would be back and returned a short time later with her car that she lent us until the truck is fixed. How awesome is that!
While we were waiting we caught up with Doug and Robyn, as well as Bill Pile who has given us permission to continue crossing his land to search for penguins.
On Tuesday we had Owen and Chrissy for dinner and showed them the work we have done with the
Chainsaws. Owen was very impressed and keen to continue helping.
I was on at the Top tip on Wednesday, so Daniel had another go at the gorse on the Hampden section. On Thursday we went to Palmerston and waited for the truck to be finished. I think if we weren’t there, it would not have been ready until Friday!
On Friday we went and visited Margaret and Rodney up the Waitaki valley. Their garden is well in advance of ours and they can grow all kinds of tomatoes. Daniel went home yesterday, and Dave came to install the new donation box. It is now tamper proof and very fine indeed. Chris and Hiltrun arrived last night and we took the time to acknowledge that Janice died a year ago today.
Have a great week!