No power Jasper

See how concerned Me and Nellie were.

See how concerned Me and Nellie were.

Greetings loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Yesterday, a large storm swept through New Zealand,  bringing with it high winds and lots of rain. Family weren’t particularly worried about it.  There have been lots of storms over the last few weeks and we are sheltered here in the sunny Mangamahu valley.  Well that was until the power went out at 5:40 pm.

Thankfully mummy and daddy were reasonably well prepared.  Aunty, who is back from working at the mountain had already prepared the beetroot salad for dinner.  In the countryside no power means no water as the pumps for the bore and house need electricity to run.  While the family always seem to laugh at mummy when she is busy filling containers of water and storing them in the cupboards they seem very grateful for them when there is no water coming from the taps. Me and Nellie were not that concerned about it all.  After all our tux biscuit’s supply do not rely on electricity. All it involves is mummy managing to get herself to the laundry to give Us our dinner.

Daddy took the prepared fish over to the woolshed and cooked it on the gas barbeque over there.  So, in spite of having no power family sat down to a nice dinner.  Not that they shared any of it with Me and Nellie.


Afterwards they all relaxed and read by candle light and aunty used one of her head torch to read the latest Bill Bryson book.  Mummy’s kindle and MP3 player were charged up so she was happy.  Me and Nellie were happy because We were allowed to snooze on the carpet.  Brother was a bit bored as he couldn’t watch TV so him and daddy played a game of cards and listerned to the fish radio.

Aunty reading.

Aunty reading.

You will be glad to hear, fellow readers that the power came back on just before 9 pm, so there was a mad rush in the family for everyone to log onto this thing they call the “internet”.   Who cares.  Me and Nellie don’t .  Love Nellie and Jasper, who were concerned to hear that mummy and daddy were saying that if this rain continues there could be something called a “flood coming”.

Mummy's tomato plants.

Mummy’s tomato plants.

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9 Responses to No power Jasper

  1. Mags Corner says:

    Seems that you all did very well while you had no electricity. We are sure happy it came back on though so you could post and let us know how you all are doing. Popsy and Mumsy play games when we have no electricity. Stay safe and we hope you do not have floods. Hugs and nose kisses

  2. We’ve had storms and some flooding not to far away, too.
    Sometimes no electricity slows life down to a more pleasant pace…and doggie wonderful here get more pets and hugs.
    On the farm as a child we had so little electricity, it wasn’t missed when it went out. But we had a cast iron wood stove that could be used to cook on and a water well you could toss a bucket down.
    Still now we’d really miss that internet thing!
    Big woofs to you!

  3. Kyla says:

    Ah, yes. We’re on well and septic also. We can use the pool water to flush the toilets. Our pump broke. It was 5 in the afternoon (1700h). It was also Friday. To top that it was December 24. Yecch.

  4. Glad you were prepared and the power wasn’t out for long. Cause we are country dogs and have had some long power outages (72 and 95 hours respectively) our Lady and Man just got a generator put in, so if it happens again we will have some power and water! Stay safe. Lee and Phod

  5. Two French Bulldogs says:

    That fish must have been tasty!
    Benny & Lily

  6. Glad you’re al okay down there! The storm hit us yesterday afternoon and evening and it was very wild! Quite often our power goes off, too, and Mum has night-lights and candles and torches everywhere around the house, but last night it stayed on, even though the house was being rocked by the gales! The power decided to go off this morning instead, and it didn’t come back on properly until after lunch. Luckily Mum and Dad have a little portable gas stove so they could make lots of hot drinks. Krissy and I just snuggled down on our beds until it was all over… We even managed to get out for a walk after lunch! 🙂

    Solo and Krissy

  7. Boomdeeadda says:

    I wish I could take a power outage as well as you and Nellie. Once I brought in all my solar garden lights and man they really brightened things up.

  8. Basil says:

    Keep safe you guys!! Glad that the power wasn’t out for long, and that your treats are safe!! if floods are coming they may need moving to higher ground so keep an eye on that!

  9. I figured there must be power if you are online 😉

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