Communing with Quiet
Owner of Roxborough Farm Lloyd Watkins invites Toronto Star correspondent Adrien Veczan to spend a weekend on his 210ha property in Tirau. Veczan writes: “The feeling of being in the middle of nowhere can never be stronger than when you’re watching the sunset in the middle of a field, in the middle of an island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I don’t have to look at the photographs to remember that evening. I just close my eyes and I can feel the slight breeze and hear the sheep conversing with one another. Peaceful is the best way to describe it: no cellphones or email, just a “baaaah” here and there.” Roxborough Farm was founded in 1911 and has been passed down from generation to generation.