The day after the storm – April 14th
We had a strong northerly with 27 mm of rain yesterday and now it’s sunny and calm. We had day living fairly quietly with a pleasant walk to the cairn trying to identify tree ferns growing alongside the road. We saw and heard a group of tuis talking and singing as we climbed the hill from the Pukeatua stream. It was a good activity away from the major wind strength.This morning I cleaned the garage a bit, sorting and storing seeds from the dried parsley and silverbeet. It was a good thing to occupy about an hour before heading to take the empty gas bottle to Mark and Bryony. A good social trip with seeing Mark, Rachael and Steve. I had a bag and knife so picked the horse mushrooms for him to take home. I then harvested some pine boletes from the side of the road to try. It was good to make some phone calls last night…one to Aunty Ngaire in particular who said her brother Clive had died that day, then Keryn so is living quietly in Howick preparing some art lessons for online classes in the hope she can get some income from them.