About Me.....

I love birds, animals and nature and enjoy photographing all of them. I think digital cameras are the greatest invention, for the freedom they give you and the mistakes you can hide. The law of percentages says that if you take enough photos you will get an amazing one to show off. I'm working on this theory!

I farm a few sheep and have some chickens and an orchard which is continually growing and live with my family at the bottom of the North Island of New Zealand. I keep things as stress free, natural and organic as possible and work with nature, not against it. I garden this way too.

The goal is to be as self sufficient as practical and to have fun doing it.

Life is too short not to live, love and laugh lots.

My email address if you need to contact me is:  joceesfarm@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. It sounds like a lovely life and I couldn't agree more with the fact that life is short and you need to love and laugh...Michelle

  2. Nice site. I love animals too.
    Greetings from Spain.

  3. oh I see you live on the bottom of the north island. That's where we spent most of our time. Husband was with US agriculture Dept and we got to come over and see farms. Our collie in grad school was named for our friends home town of Timaru.


Thanks for your comments, I love reading them and whenever possible, visiting you in return.