Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. As you all know it is the middle of summer here in sunny New Zealand and this summer has been particularly hot and dry. While We have access to a bore, mummy refuses to use the water to water the lawn and the paddocks. She says she has enough to do watering the garden. While she would love an irrigation system, she says that it is more water saving to use a hose. She says it is important to conserve water even if We have access to an unlimited water supply. Today when mummy came home from work there was no water to the house, but thankfully the pump had switch itself off for some reason and it was easily reset. Such are the joys of living in the countryside. Love Nellie and Jasper.