Friday, March, 5, 2010
Arrived at our host farm. After having a bit of tea and coffee Bracken, Joel, Stewart, Laird and I went with our host for a tour of the farm. We had seen and fed a couple alpacas. Also fed some sheep, one of them was bottle fed as a baby so it was quite people friendly, to a point where it jumps up on people with food. Also managed to see a dairy farm milking in progress.
After that we returned to the house and chatted a bit before dinner. The meal consisted of some chicken, some fried vegetables, some broccoli and some kind of Maori potato. Had Pavlova for desert. Overall it was the best meal I had so far in New Zealand. After dinner after a little more discussion Laird, Stewart, Bracken and Joel went out on a possum hunt. I was tired so I decided to go to bed instead.
Saturday, March, 6, 2010
Got up and had breakfast. Consisted of cereal, toast, scrambled eggs, some fruit and yogurt. Had some cereal, toast and a bit of eggs. Passed up on the fruit and yogurt. During breakfast we learned that our host also has other people who come by for rest on their way to some fishing trip with an expensive guide. A rough estimate of $700 a day, not something I would ever pay for.
After breakfast we packed up then talked to pass the time until we left. After a bit of time we left to meet up with the rest of the group.