Hello from the mighty manawatu :)
We're on a little block. Just a hectare. We didn't plan for it to become "lifestyley" we just wanted space and quiet. We've got part of the section with established bush and a stream, and on the other half have built, planted hundreds of natives and mowed a lot of paddock. Somewhere along the line things changed now we have two miniature horses, a flock of chickens, a developing orchard and over 30sqm of vege gardens... I'm not quite sure how that happened! But I'm glad it did!
5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land
the funny thing is that the bush and stream was what made me fall in love with the place, yet we've been so busy focusing on trying to transform the 'paddock with a house on it' that we just haven't been spending much time down there. Must do something about it - it's just so peaceful and soul nurturing down there...
RayH;471149 wrote: Kia ora, in Pohangia Valley here your place sounds great bush and stream im jealous !
That sounds familiar....we bought this block because of the beautiful bush block with waterfalls and wide streams...which we've probably visited about ten times in four years  We hope that when we've finished with the house and garden build, the shed(s) build, the fencing, the tracks, the fert and lime, the orchard, the feedlot, the veggie gardens, the weeding and erosion control that we'll get to the bush block more often:rolleyes: If we're not too old to get there!
Del;471150 wrote: the funny thing is that the bush and stream was what made me fall in love with the place, yet we've been so busy focusing on trying to transform the 'paddock with a house on it' that we just haven't been spending much time down there.
Perhaps after 'retirement"?? (shortly before we sell and move into town??)
treading lightly on mother earth