Category: News

Taken fron underneath some pines, looking up the hill, a white horse and three black and white calves laying in the grass, blue sky above

Day 1 of NZ COVID-19 lockdown

Day one of not going out to anywhere, not having contact with anybody outside the property in an attempt to flatten the infection curve. National state of emergency.

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Closeup photo of a praying mantis on the deck balustrade

A common visitor

I love details, hence macro photography is always a cool thing for me.
Here’s a picture of one of our common visitors, a praying mantis. While common, I still find them fascinating little critters.

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3 calves in a shelter

The 2020 newcomers

It’s been a long time we had some cute calfies arriving here. Yesterday was the day 3x cute new calfies arriving. They walked down the driveway into the shelter and are now happily mixing and mingling with the horses.

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Duck in the doddock with 15 little duckling behind her in a big bunch

New Fluffballs

One afternoon, there was Wasabi waddling around the paddock and there was a bunch of fluffballs tumbling after her, 15 little duckling.

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Picture from top of driveway looking down on house roof and across into the Kaipara valley with shades of brown and yellow landscape with a few green trees

Drylands

The last few months were pretty dry with no rainfall other than a few drops that pretty much instantly evaporated upon hitting the ground.
I think the last rain was some time before Christmas last year which would make it three months with no rain at all.

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A little grey-yellow duckling between childrens hands

A little chirp

A few days ago we found this little chirp under Fluffy’s wings. A duckling hatched by a chicken…
Unfortunately it survived only for 2 days.

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Two ducks, one sitting on a timber deck, the other in a flower pot right next to the other

Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

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