Journeys in Deliciousness

By Brian Megaw | March 17, 2021

Over the last several years, an increasingly important part of the River Valley experience has been the quality, taste and freshness of the food offered from our Lodge kitchen. Or to sum it up, as our Chef, Miranda, would say, a story of deliciousness. There are several reasons for this evolution. In the past, our [...]

It Has Been a Bit of a Wild Spring. How is Summer Looking?

By Brian Megaw | December 6, 2020

It has been a wild spring. While days of Spring in New Zealand can always contain four seasons in one day, this Spring regularly has really lurched right across the full gambit. We have had a handful of scorching days. We have had a bunch of damn cold days – especially for the time of [...]

The Evolution of Garden Bed Development at River Valley Acres

By Brian Megaw | September 27, 2020

The Evolution of Garden Bed Development at River Valley Acres For this, the latest (and possibly last) extension to the River Valley Acres vegetable gardens, we decided to take a different approach to new bed creation. For those who have been following the evolution of the vegetable garden, I would like to recap how we [...]

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply

By Brian | April 3, 2020

Giving It a Go. Steps to Taking Back Your Own Food Supply Ever since I was in my late teen years, I have been interested in resiliency, self-sufficiency and all that sort of “stuff”. With the current crisis, that interest now serves myself, family and friends in good steed. New Zealand is in lockdown, (self-isolation [...]

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