Category: Activities

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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Since I do not have a trailer, I just loaded Mary up.

Firewood – stuff you need to do when it’s still dry

Since we only have a horse float that I probably would not be able to get back up the hill (I have never tried but don’t want to), I just loaded Mary’s boot up with the firewood. Note: Mary is our 4×4, everything with motor or soul has a name at our place. Who needs a trailer?

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Our new Pukeatua letterbox... made from the same macrocarpa cladding that we've used to build the Farmstay

Letterbox to match the building

After a long time of thinking, designing and making I’ve finally finished and installed our new Pukeatua letterbox… made from the same macrocarpa cladding that we’ve used to build the Farmstay

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Bonfire with the sun coming through the pine trees

Bonfire

After we cut all the dead privets off along the boundary fence last Monday, we thought that we could as well burn it as it was dry and there was hardly any wind on that day. The kids concluded that we could then have a bonfire, have marshmallows and invite some friends. Said and done

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Alpacas next to the driveway up at the gate

Mower Bots are on the loose

Good weather today to change the animals around. The grass at the upper paddock under the house has grown long so I moved the electric fence around and decided to let the alpacas have a stroll and mow some grass around the driveway – will save me time and petrol.

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