Category: Activities

Alpaca maintenance

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

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Picture of the excavator with Janus in it before the sunset in the background, sun shining through the cabin.

Digging for winter :-)

Not that we lost winter in a hole, but the valley got so soggy over the years that we used the still good autumn weather to dig drainage in preparation for the wet winter time.

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Tatjana and Jolan busy moving branches

Maintenance day

We made use of the long weekend – yes, it’s Auckland Anniversary weekend – and did some farm maintenance.

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Our two horses in the new shelter

Horses ready for the next storm

Another storm has been announced last night, so early this morning we finished the horse shelter area and moved the two boys over so they are going to have a more comfortable place during the day when the weather closes in.

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There’s always one…

They hang around, don’t go too far away from their herd and very easily follow you back into the paddock after you opened the gate for them.

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Random images of farm beauty

A walk down the hill and saying hello to all the animals can be a really healthy exercise and you can discover the odd cool things when you look at details: fence wire knots

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Foundations in, framing up

New Building Projects

The last winter has been so terribly wet and turned all paddocks into mud that we decided to have the horses in a shelter and feed them rather than having them wading through mud and effectively thrashing the paddocks.

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Gumboots are the most important piece of outfit here in winter

Autumn impressions

The weather is getting colder and wetter and other than that there are not too many news. So I decided to just publish a collection of autumn pictures. Enjoy.

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Janus operating the concrete mixer

Winter prep part 1

Done… busy weekend making the most of the weather… weeding, fertilizing and oversowing paddock yesterday, pouring concrete in the animal shelter today.
For years the shelter has been wet – this will hopefully make it drier and easy clean!

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Sunset in March during flooding

Wet but good

After almost months of no rain and hardly any grass growth, we finally have some rain. Some. I guess it may be classified as another 1:50 years storm of which we should be prepared to have more, more

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