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Lockdown life on a small farm

Ian and Faye Roberts

Manawatu

An over 70 view of lockdown. Having my say

The period of lockdown for us (wife and I) was simply one of the best times I’ve experienced. We are lucky enough to live on a lifestyle block about four kms from Palmerston North, we had daily mail and newspaper delivery, and had no difficulty in popping in to the “local” Four Square to pick up milk and eggs when and if we required them. We have a garden although we didn’t manage to get lettuces and greens planted – similarly we didn’t have chooks – although we got four in level three. With a bread maker and being lucky enough to be able to get supplies of yeast and flour (many apparently didn’t) we wanted for nothing. The weather throughout was superb and we quietly worked away at “at home projects”, getting out veg garden weeded, a berry enclosure built and a raft of other projects about the place.

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