Category: Animals

4 Mellard ducks plus male and femals Paradise duck in the paddock next to a concrete water trough

Ducks teaming up

A few times in a row I have now been observing them in the paddock in the morning, making their way up the hill back to the house.
Down at the pond or on their way up they must have met our resident paradise ducks.

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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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Two little fluffy ducklings in a blue bucket

Buddies for Bludger and Quack

The vet found Daffy in his grandpa feeder for his chickens and Norbert got dropped of at the local vets. We thought we would take them home so they can be friends for our other rescue ducks.

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Fluffy duckling wrapped up in a towel

We got a bludger

On Wednesday we got a new friend for the chicks. It is a duckling and is called Bludger. Bludger is a rescue as we got him of someone in the community.

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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.

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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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A charcoal coloured cat (Ziggy) laying on a bean bag on her back, tail to the front, fluffy tummy visible, looking a bit concerned

And the cat is not happy

Today Ziggy went to the doctor to get her stitches removed. They have been so itchy for the past two weeks since her playing with traffic.

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A charcoal coloured cat with her shorn back and the stitches visible

Ziggy having a bad day

Sunday night Ziggy did not come home. Normally all cats come home for their dinner and then have to stay in over night. This prevents

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