We have recently moved from Timaru to Pleasant Point (PP).
We purchased a 1 acre block of land just out of PP, we explain this bit of land as a lifestyle block surrounded by farmland as opposed to being surrounded by other lifestyle blocks, so yea no neighbors!!
We are lucky enough to have a spring feed creek bordering the property flowing under weeping willows and towering poplars.
Our two kids (3 & 4) spend most the time out doors, we have dropped watching the TV by at least 75%.
Love cutting up the free firewood, mowing the 2/3 acre paddock on my ride on, fishing & swimming at the river (200m away) and doing 'whatever' with the whole family, always heaps to see and do!
We will look at getting some chooks once we get the property sorted.
Look forward to having a read through the threads here.