Nuts 'n May


Services Provided
Walnuts, hazels, chestnuts, seasonal fruit, and free range nut fed pork. Farm stay cottage.

Areas Served
New Zealand

Business Description
Growers of walnuts, hazels, chestnuts and free range nut fed pigs. Our sustainably run farm is 16ha (just under 50acres) with 2000 fruit and nut trees. Livestock include Berkshire pigs, Highland cattle, Pilgrim geese and Pekin ducks.
Location:
Kai Iwi, Wanganui, NZ 
Contact:
Hel Loader 
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Address:
Kai Iwi, Wanganui 4578
New Zealand 
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hturnbow
Sstar. I like what you did!
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hturnbow
We like the idea of having exposed cedar beams or joists on kitchen and living room ceiling. Also thought about irregular stone accents in entry, and maybe on the bottom (chair side) of the island. Fireplace would have stone as well.
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lisask12
Btw, the more I look at those valances, the more I want to rip them down. What a mistake. I knew it when they were installed.
July 25, 2014 at 7:50pm   
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Nuts 'n May
Bah humbug, love the red, but ditch the carpet and recover the floral chair- way too Nana.
July 25, 2014 at 8:16pm   
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armchairshopper
The life of a shipping container while in the shipping is about 20 years. Some go back empty, and others contain exports. There are some lighter-built one way shipping containers, but the one pictured is a standard long-life shipping container. It is one of the less common 20 foot shipping containers. The more common ones are 40 feet long.
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If I owned this lovely red shipping container, I would go to Walmart, buy black, green and brown spray paint and have a fun day learning to paint camouflage.
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How to Design a Garden That Lasts

Climates are changing. Wildlife is evolving. Can your garden keep up? Full Story
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Nuts 'n May
We, we'll probably be criticized for too much lawn and monoculture in straight rows, but 1000 walnut trees set in rolling landscape make a beautiful garden and home to a wide array of wildlife. Native wood pidgins, pukekos, fantails and tui abound and the exotic imports (quail, turkey, pheasants and partridge) have taken up residence in the hedge rows so you are never too sure what you will see on a walk.

My 80+ year old dad used to mow all of this but since taking over the nut farm we now run Berkshire pigs and Pilgrim Geese under the trees and they do a great job of keeping the "lawn" under control.
July 23, 2014 at 2:37pm     
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Nuts 'n May
Yes I've read similar reports and visited orchards that do this. We don't use pesticides (or other non-organic sprays), but I haven't seen any evidence of benefits of the orchard to wildflowers, in New Zealand we don't really have native wildflowers as the native vegetation is subtropical bush not grassy plains. Walnuts, like other nut trees are also wind pollinated so don't need bees or insects to assist them. Our "grass" is already a wide blend of plants including red clover and a mix of thyme and other herbs, which means we have a lot of native bees in addition to the bees we farm in the fruit orchards.

I guess my point is many farmers use "natural" or "organic" approaches to the land as a matter of course, so don't assume when you see straight rows of well maintained crops or trees that they aren't farmed sustainably, or beautifully.
July 23, 2014 at 6:13pm     
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Stacy Strauch-Dubree
everlasting garden
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mouseisadog
I have a very a very small front and back yard; I prefer mulch rather than grass or ground cover. It helps control weeds and retain water during our hot summers.
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How to Find the Right Plants for Your Garden

Break free from choosing plants by cold-hardiness zones for a beautiful landscape that thrives year-round Full Story
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Eskandari Stone
Great article.. Thanks for sharing this technique for choosing the right plants for the garden. It will be helpful for me while planting plants in my small garden.
July 21, 2014 at 11:30pm   
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Nuts 'n May
Ah yes, but one mans native is anothers invasive exotic weed. Climate and zone maps are one thing, but they don't take into account soil type and the position you are planting in. A good snoop around your neighborhood will quickly show you want grows well (or not in your area). And if peering over fences is too much like horticultural stalking for you, then take a trip to a local park or botanical garden, very useful as they will normally include plant labels and give you a good idea of what the plant looks line when mature.

All to many times I've been asked to sort out gardens where people trees and shrubs that grow way to big for the site. A grower once confessed that the plant labels only give heights for a tree at about 10 years, so something labeled 3m may actually exceed 10m in 15 years. Here in NZ we now all to well, that a northern hemisphere plant will probably grow twice as bid "down under" and so you have to constantly interpret garden guides with an eye on not just our reverse seasons but the milder growing conditions as well.
July 23, 2014 at 2:56pm   
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11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
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When we built out farm house we had all the internal doors made in a dark charcoal to go with the heavy framed charcoal window frames. It's funny how we are so stuck on white for these sort of things, and it makes a real statement when you do something different. Only problem is in the middle of the night when I stumble off to the loo I sometimes walk into them as the "void" look makes them look open. I guess thats what lights are for.
July 23, 2014 at 2:27pm     
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lola1953
What is the best interior color for a condo & goes with everything that you have. I want a color that is friendly & warm. And that says welcome to your families & friends. My place is one big open concept to a kitchen/dining room/ living room with a big kitchen counter top, love to cook. Kitchen & counter top is white laminate, hard to keep clean. can I paint this ? Any ideas is appreciated. And thank you, have a great week.
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Annie Springate
I just can't I like lighter colors.
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