Author: Ingo Ratsdorf

Earthpile in the green grass

A sad day on the farm

Today was a sad day at Pukeatua Farmstay. We had to say goodbye to Peekie, our female Buff Orpington Duck. She was all well last night and this morning we found her in a corner of the duck run. She must have died overnight.

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Green parrot-like bird with red head on a timber balustrade

Pretty visitors at times

Sometimes we have pretty little visitors, like those rosellas, parakeets or phesants. Today some rosellas flew by and landed on the deck balustrade.

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Layers of hills from almost black to yellow grey with the sun shining bright yellow through the clouds of rain

Even rain can be beautiful

Over the last couple of weeks we had quite a mix of weather – typical spring. From lovely warm and sunny days where you easily get sunburned to torrential rain that flooded the valley.

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Paddock with lawn tractor in background and little girl breaking branches in foreground

Tidy up time

Spring has just sprung and it’s getting time for tidy ups – spring time cleaning but outside.

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House with paddock, fence and horses in background

Automowers at work

The weather has not been too amazing over the last couple of weeks. Jolan got two baby chicks for AgDay and a few days later

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Alpaca maintenance

Alpaca maintenance was on the cards this week – One of our winter tasks… ‘Pedicure’ for each animal, vitamin injection and drenching. A breeze with

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Praying Mantis eating a wasp

Look what we found!

Found this Praying Mantis on our gumboot holder, eating a wasp and managed to get a nice close-up picture of her and her pray.

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