Hi there all from the Shakey Canterbury Region.

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11 years 8 months ago #24813 by eldos
Hi new to this website, thought just introduce myself. We live in Swannanoa, North Canterbury about 30 min drive from ChCh central on a queit day and about 45 min in rush hour! No earthquake damage here but know personally families nearby in Kaiapoi affected (Kaiapoi being one of our nearest wee towns) and over the Waimak in Rolleston and Darfield area. Bit scary to wake up with whole house shaking and moaning, youngest child thought it was fun, not scared at all, seemed to go on forever.
We farm and bred Suri and Huacaya Alpacas, small herd but growing yearly, plus small flock of coloured Merino sheep. Just starting to establish a business selling alpaca and merino products from our own animals, been fun learning different craft ways to use either fibre, and definately NZ needs more fine fibre mills! We also run a Conveyor and Rubber belting business my hubby does the grunt and I do the boring old account work, one of the main reasons we moved to the country 5 years ago so he could work from home and spend more time with children and don't have to pay someone else's lease. Still developing the farm and now want more land!

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11 years 8 months ago #349427 by Andrea1
Welcome, eldos! Nice to 'see' another local here. :D :D Gosh, you're up late/early!!!

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11 years 8 months ago #349483 by Trace
Welcome to the forum - from another in Swannanoa.

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11 years 8 months ago #349497 by sod
Hi and wecome sounds like you are enjoying your new life :)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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11 years 8 months ago #349748 by eldos
Yep up late could not sleep too much coffee too late at night, so websurfed instead!
Gee bit of a jolt last nite wasn't it, just about to wake and get kids up in case BIG One.

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11 years 8 months ago #350177 by Seaside
Hi eldos, welcome to the forum :)

We are from Swannanoa also and have three boys at the school. We love it here.

There are quite a few on here from Swannanoa/Mandeville/Ohoka and also over the Oxford way.

The aftershocks are keeping us on our toes also, mind you we are on South Eyre Road so we get lots of logging trucks passing which sounds similar to that sub-sonic pre-quake boom.

Louisa

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
www.farmaway.co.nz

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11 years 8 months ago #350316 by Shropshire Blue

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