|Staying with Barb was hilarious, she is lovely person and got us laughing from the minute she met us. Here, we looked after a giant pig (300pounds!), a highland cow, two horses, sheep that came to you when you called them, and chickens. We helped out with things around the house and garden, and Tara learnt a lot about smart gardening, not to mention she actually learnt to make jam and muffins! Barb took us around to all her grape-growing friends for tea and biscuits regularly and we loved meeting the locals and finding out how they live. We stayed with Barb for 10 days, and now make our way back to Auckland to fly to Fiji!