Kia ora, greetings from New Zealand! We have been very busy these last few months even though so much of the world has stalled because of COVID- 19. It is probably best to go back several months to get a grasp of what has happened here since the beginning of this year.
As with our other communities around the world, the past six months have offered an opportunity to hunker down. Staying close to home has some advantages. Chief among them is attending to activities that might otherwise get pushed into the future. So things have been busy!
The rhythm of life around the world was thrown off beat when COVID-19 appeared. The virus shattered all normalcy of living for many people. But the rhythm of life within our community maintained a melody. The singing of birds, quacking of ducks and beating of goats and sheep resounds in their early morning songs and late evening humming. As pleasing as the melody sounded, we felt it lacked some mooing.