Just signed up, Been lifestyling for 9 years and have enjoyed the change from town living. Wanted family to enjoy farming life and animals as i did growing up.
Have read mag for years and just checked out site recently.Been reading forums and found them full of useful info.
Thanks in advance for tips as i read more.
Welcome Flaxcottage, just to let you know , the magazine you have been reading used to be Growing Today, now calls it's self NZ Lifestyleblock. 
Actually nothing to do with this wonderful website you have just joined which I am sure will be able to help you, and maybe, you us.
Where abouts in NZ are you?
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