Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you’ll know Me and Nellie live in the sunny Mangamahu valley, located between Wanganui and Hunterville on the back road out from Fordell. The only way into the valley is over Bridge 46, or as it is more commonly called Wyley’s Bridge. This bridge crosses over the Whangaehu River. The bridge was built in 1957 and is now in danger of falling down became three of the bridge’s timber transoms are rotting. The bridge is very important economically to the valley, because over 100,000 sheep, 5000 cows, 500 tonnes of wool, 600 tonnes of kiwifruit and 1000 tonnes of maize travel out of the valley over the bridge each year. Going the other way, 2000 tonnes of fertilizer comes into the valley. By 2020 it is estimated that a million tonnes of logs will flow out of the valley. So as you can see, loyal readers the bridge is very important. Now onto other things.
The earthquakes seem to have stopped after another big 6.6 quake on Friday afternoon at 2:31 pm. Mummy was working at the museum, which was full of children, just ending a poetry reading competition. New Zealand children have been taught what to do in the event of an earthquake and all the children followed instructions and as soon as the quake was over, the museum was evacuated and every assembled out in the forecourt. You can read about the earthquake here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9056169/Capital-back-to-business-as-Seddon-counts-cost
Love Nellie and Jasper, who have been such good doggie woggies as you can see from the photo.
Look, Look S.O.D (someotherdoggy) has been to visit Us again. Bad dog.