And went to The Kumara Box:
Then we chose seats on the 'train' and went for a ride to see where the kumara is growing, etc..
|This was homemade from 40-gallon drums!|
|Each drum had a place name on it|
|You ride between a couple of paddocks, where there's|
various 'things' - this pig,
|There are 2 pews inside and they actually hold services in here sometimes!|
|There are murals on either side in this tunnel, which were 'rescued' |
from a shop that was closing(?), and the artist who painted
them years ago is going over the top of them as they
were really faded!
|I think these below under ground...Don't you?!|
|Ernie is making this kiwi himself! from flax.|
|This tractor doesn't need anyone in it to drive it, |
it can be programmed from a computer,
and then run by sattelite!
|The harvester. In the middle is the conveyer belt, |
which the kumaras come up on then people stand
around and sort them, some go on the shelf above
the belt, others into the buckets hanging off the sides.
After a long talk (everyone was having a well-behaved day and sitting very quietly, and Ernie was enjoying speaking to us so he just carried on!), we talk some photos:
And then... we got invited for drinks and a snack - homemade slice, etc.. and hot cross buns! So we stayed to chat and stuff for ages!! And no we'd never met them before! Oh I just remembered, a couple of ladies (one's the editor of the Health Ideas or something magazine!).
|These are their customers|
|This is on the kumara in the above pic.|
Well, kumara still isn't my favourite food, but we had an awesome day!
PS: Sorry this post is so long!