It has been a great experience in this country. My brain is starting to consider everything I have to do when we get home. Lots of things have happened at home, weather, people, jobs, we have tried to keep up but it is not like being there.
The food is good, the people are great, the island is an isolated paradise in summer and their winter doesn't sound all that bad.
Few Americans have found New Zealand because it is so very far away from our homeland.
They still have the little towns intact. The big box stores have not taken over like they have in the states. I hope they are able to keep their home town charm and rural atmosphere. It is so different from home.
We will surely be keeping an eye on this country and conversing with our new friends. NoTill will work here and they are aware they need to keep their good soil structure and reform the land that has been overworked. One farmer said 13 passes across the soil in a year is just too much and they need to change. They are aware.
They refer to soil quality and sustainability like we started to decades ago in parts of the states.
It will be real interesting to see how this country responds in coming years.