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Othello

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Words & Photography
by Eloise Stevenson



Our old boy Othello was a pig hunting horse from Tirau. He was ridden by men and used for carrying pig carcasses out of the deep bush. It is hard to think of his beautiful white coat stained with blood, and the rough handling he could have endured.
I loved him instantly and felt...he was the horse of all my unfulfilled dreams as a little girl. He looks like a fairytale.
I am English and had been in New Zealand a few months when I found his advert on the net. My husband Adam and I were just dating, yet he generously gave me $500 towards the blue eyed horse with keen interest. He was intrigued and wanted to learn to ride! We drove to see him on a stunning, scenic, fun and romantic day trip. I tried out 'horse' (the guy laughed when I asked his name) in bare feet and a Western saddle in someone's back garden!! I loved him instantly and felt, although not overly athletic, he was the horse of all my unfulfilled dreams as a little girl. He looks like a fairytale.

Othello has been with us for years now and, for his temperament alone, he is worth his weight in gold. When my daughter moves around him he is so aware of his size, he becomes as gentle as a butterfly.

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Wonderful Quote

Monday, September 26, 2016



"The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone
to feel seen and heard and loved.
It's about declaring your table a safe zone,
a place of warmth and nourishment."

- Shauna Niequist

[Photography by Mel Beaver]

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Dancing With My Girl

Friday, September 23, 2016

Words & Photography
by Ali Olives



Dancing with my girl to The Beatles trying to get our dip just right.
Every chance she gets she turns the record player on and dances.
Usually turning the speed and volume up so high that my head hurts,
but oh I hope we have a lifetime full of memories like this!

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Craving Fall

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Words & Photography
by Joslyn Griffin



We're craving fall around here. It's our favorite season as our daily rhythms slow down, our windows stay open, and our seasonal sheets are changed. And as gatherings become more frequent it brings our hearts more joy to welcome a new rhythm into our homes.
And as gatherings become more frequent it brings our hearts more joy to welcome a new rhythm into our homes.
What are you most excited for about fall? Pies? Blankets? Sleeping in a little longer? We say all of the above!

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Peach and Burrata Toasts

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Words & Photography







Peach and Burrata Toasts

Ingredients
1 fresh baguette, sliced
3 or 4 ripe peaches
1/2 pound, burrata
1/4 pound, pea sprouts
fresh mint sprigs
olive oil, salt & pepper for flavoring

Directions
1. Lightly toast baguette slices, and cut up peaches into thin slices.
2. Lay toasts on a plate and add spoonfuls of burrata and some sliced peaches on top.
3. Garnish with greens and season with olive oil, salt & pepper



 

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