At the farm we got to make our own meals instead of always eating out at restaurants. But it wasn't eating the food that was so much fun, it was getting rid of our leftovers that was cool. At the farm they had a pig that ate scraps. When we started feeding him, a goat would arrive and a battle would begin over the food scraps. They all got some scraps, so everyone won.
Harris Hill was in the city of Nelson, which had a really neat museum called WOW! It had cool old cars on display and funny weird pieces of art that people can wear (Wearable Arts it was called). My favorite piece of art was a costume that looked like a huge butterfly.
Nelson is also near the Abel Tasman National Park. We went on a boat ride into the park and also kayaked. On the trip out, saw some dolphins with their babies. After cruising around on the boat for a little while we went out on kayaks. The sea lions on the rocks came down and swam with us. After lunch, we went on a hike and when we got back to the boat we attempted to catch fish with our hands. To do so, we took pieces of bread and put it in the palm of our hands and then held it under the water. When the fish swam over our hands to eat the bread we tried to grab them. We didn't catch any that way. It's much easier with a fishing pole!
Finally, we went to a museum called the Aviation Heritage Center that had planes from World War I displayed in really cool scenes. The best scene was a plane that was crashed into a tree. They also had a huge exhibit on the "Red Baron" who was one of the best pilots of WWI. I already knew who the "Red Baron" was from reading the Peanuts comics. They recreated the scene when he was shot down and people were taking pieces of his crashed plane for souvenirs.
After a great week, it was time to say goodbye to Harris Hill and New Zealand and head off to Australia, so my next blog will be from "Down Under."