Along the way, they had children, opened up their home to visitors for farmstays, built additional houses on their property, started taking people to Europe on guided visits every year, continued to farm and hope that one day their children or grandchildren will be as happy as they have been, farming.
We stayed one night with them at The Maurenui Rural Retreat www.mairenui.co.nz. Attention had been paid to every detail possible. But more than anything, we appreciated the warm company of Sue and David. Sue spoilt us with her delicious cooking and David was patient with every question asked by the children (They wanted to know the age of every horse and every sheep they encountered).
To be here in the midst of nowhere, and to feel so at home. It has to be magic.