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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Sam Newman » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:59 pm

Sure thing coldcure
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Coldcure » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:47 pm

Right then..........where is my passport :)
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby crustyo44 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:55 am

Hi Sam,
It's great to see you doing the environment a favour by eating all those possums. When I was in Tasmania on a fishing holiday a few months ago, I tried smoked Possum/Wallaby sausages. The taste was good, very more-ish.
Possums are now protected there and can be shot only on a special licence to manufacture specialist charcuterie, catering for the tourist trade. Amazing what the tourist dollars can do in Government House.
I like your set up, one of these days when on holiday in Aotearoa I certainly will call in with a few coldies.
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Sam Newman » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:23 pm

Wow, interesting. I always wondered why we don't send possums back to Australia as they are endangered there now until I realised how many other animals are there in their place. Didn't know people could get permits to hunt them. It would be great to meet you in person Jan. You are welcome here any time. All of you. I have put a barrel of loquat wine down. It wil be ready around November.
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby crustyo44 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:02 am

I will have to bring my little pot still with me to distill it. Never done loquat wine before.
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Sam Newman » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:14 am

Great plan. I would love to check it out! I have always wanted to make a small scale still, but never got around to it. You have inspired me to plant some sugar cane. I made some wiked wine out of some once, but I never drank it because it seemed to have let the wrong bug in :( it would have distilled off into something drinkable or at least run the car, but I ended up just tipping it into the fertiliser barrel.
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Sam Newman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:44 am

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How's that for a fish!!!
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Check out the size of the roe!!!
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Postby Sam Newman » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:26 pm

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This is Nico. He's awesome!
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Sam Newman » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:34 pm

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He is good transport around here.
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby GUS » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:44 pm

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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Sam Newman » Tue May 03, 2016 12:05 pm

Here's a few more images of where I live

My transport
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My fruit tree nursery
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Pineapple plants
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I'll post some more pictures soon. Watch this space.
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby Sam Newman » Tue May 03, 2016 12:09 pm

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Postby Sam Newman » Tue May 03, 2016 12:13 pm

My eel pond
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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby wheels » Tue May 03, 2016 1:34 pm

As always, a great insight into a lifestyle that I know I for one would have quite liked to try when I was younger.

Thanks Sam

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Re: Raetea Forest in the Maungataniwha Ranges Far North of N

Postby kimgary » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:18 am

Thanks for the update Sam, nice to see you on here again.
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