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Atamai Open Day 2013

Phew ... what a day! 
Today our village celebrated it's official 2nd open day ever! ... the one held last year turned into a "soak fest" due to the rains, but today the weather gods were kind to us. We had about 80 people turn up including 2 dogs ... no cats were reported, at least not in any official capacity. 

After a bit of preparation the weeks prior, the day started with all of us each helping out to set up the central meeting area. This year we decided to gather on Lot 5 which had a couple of small cabins already situated on it.
Banners, signs and decorations were set up thanks in part to the local Rudolf Steiner school who lent us some of their decoration materials ... much thanks guys!

We also put up a colourful entrance way. It made for a very festive and colourful entrance.

Agent Lukas and Agent Jeff were on walkie talkie duty, taking care of traffic and helping any visitors who needed a lift.

Even the Te Mara farm (Atamai's farm) food stall was stacked wi…

Bouncing into Spring!

Howdy folks :)  ... how quickly time flies, especially so when you're having great fun!  We are experiencing the change of the seasons and we are now in spring, heading for an exciting summer ahead.

Firstly we got ourselves a letter box -  hurrah! Rather mundane you might say, but up till now we have been borrowing our neighbour's letter box (the address we previously stayed at), which was usually stuffed full of our numerous online purchases. Now we can stuff our own :)

So what you do you when you get a letter box? Obviously you try and post your brother somewhere else! Fortunately for him, she forgot to attach the correct number of stamps.

We know it is spring because these strange things started appearing on our hill. We seeded it last season after some earthworks were done, nice to have our own little meadow.

Don't ask me for their names :)

Of course now that the weather is starting to warm up again, it is an opportune time for us to explore the beginnings of our foo…