Don't let them fool you that it is quiet. We live next to a really busy road. We have trucks and cechiles going past all the time. We live relatively close to town and with the major road works (SH1 Waikato expressway) I live closer to traffic lights than my sisters who are in Auckland and Wellington.
I like having space. I like that my kids can come home and throw a ball around without damaging neighbours property (ours is open season) and that if they are having a melt down because I am the only mother on the planet that does not let a 3 yr old play angry birds - then there are no neighbours to worry about
I do all the contracts for our farm staff and the administration (paying bills, tax. etc); stock reconciliation and odd jobs. My husband works with two others who are full time employees of ours on a 500 cow share milking job.
I work off farm occasionally doing some business coaching and management consultancy
My major role is that of Mum to 7 and 3 yr olds - and fund raiser for the local school. that has turned into a 20 hr a week role - at least until December this year
This term I have been chauffer to Ballet 1/wk; Hockey 2/wk; and swimming 1/wk for our daughter but that is going to be curbed next term.