OMAKA LODGE Blog

   – The Cultivators & Country Gentlemen

Although descended from farming families, both Chris & Scott were raised in suburbia, and there they remained until they purchased what was then ‘Omaka’ in 2017.  Moving to the Forgotten World countryside and setting up and running Omaka Lodge has brought (and is bringing) numerous new challenges and interesting experiences.  Many of the experiences are humorous, so it seemed only natural that Scott should share some of these in The Cultivators & Country Gentlemen, the Omaka Lodge Blog, as their story unfolds and evolves at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.

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Greetings to our Omaka Lodge family & friends. Have you ever wanted your own little part of Omaka Lodge? Well now you can if you buy one of our organic lawnmowers! The mothers were our very own Arapawa ewes, and the father was "Rainbow Princess" from the Hunt and Gather Bee Co. The lambs' prettiness makes them exceptional paddock décor, and as well as effortless stylishness they also offer substance by being resistant to flystrike and footrot. They're self-shedding too, but we shear them as the wool's great for knitting and felting. So there you go, a lamb offering style AND substance, and a little part of Omaka Lodge that you can call your very own! NB pickup only, so we can't post them to our overseas friends sorry!
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Omaka Lodge is at Omaka Lodge.2 months ago
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Meet Millie, our beautiful American Cocker Spaniel. She's Head of Public Relations (HoPR) here at Omaka Lodge, and takes her role very seriously. Unless her toy rabbit or squeeky tire are nearby naturally. At 9 1/4 years old, she's the Grand Dame of Omaka, and can't understand why she's not allowed to offer her food tasting services to guests. She enjoys short walks around the garden and snuggling with the unimpressed but very tolerant cats. Thanks to guest Kevin May for the gorgeous photo! #animalsofomaka
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Omaka Lodge is feeling creative at Omaka Lodge.3 months ago
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Good evening (our time!) to our Omaka Lodge family & friends 🙂 As supporters of the arts, we're delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Wild Things Workshops, and will be hosting their latest workshop 'Back Stories' in April. Back Stories is centred around a collection of historic postcards of the Whanganui River, and the possible memories and meanings behind them. There are limited spaces available (and one of your Omaka Lodge hosts has already nabbed one of them!), so if it sounds like something you'd be interested in, send Wild Things an email! And if you've already booked, we look forward to welcoming you to Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst new Zealand's Forgotten World.
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Omaka Lodge is at Omaka Lodge.3 months ago
Wow, 31°c here yesterday, very warm! The gorgeous summer day made for the perfect conditions to bale our 5-acre back field, which produced just under 300 ‘conventional’ haybales. This summer’s certainly seen a roller coaster of weather, but the sun’s warmth, the birdsong, the scent of freshly cut grass, the gentle hum of the tractor and baler; all combining to create idyllic imagery here at Omaka Lodge, a tranquil oasis amidst New Zealand’s Forgotten World.

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