Some pretty pictures of the local birds, nothing much else going on.

Found some Rosellas and Mr Naughty was over at the neighbour’s and was thinking what to do with the pheasants but decided quickly to let them be and carry on.

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piece of paper with some feathers and ink bottle we used.

Making quills out of duck feathers

We created quills out of some duck feathers. They have the big advantage that the quill is actually pretty long already. Still not long enough to actually handle them properly though. Shaved some of the vane off and it was much better.

Eastern Rosella on the fence line

Life is slowing down

After being rather busy over the last week before Christmas with a film crew on site and the typical “everything needs to be finished by Christmas” work frantic, we are now all truly in holiday mode.

All at Pukeatua Farmstay wishing you a lovely and relaxed time and a Happy New 2021. May it bring prosperity and happiness.

Spring time – so beautiful

Nothing much really has happened over the last few weeks and hence our updates have been rather sparse.
One thing did happen however: Think it really turned spring.

Two hybrid mallard/grey ducks on the house roof

Time of the year again: Ducks, ducks, ducks

It’s that time of the year again where the cats and dogs in the neighbourhood start bringing in little chicks and ducklings.

While a few of last year’s rescue ducks have returned sporadically throughout the year, they now seem to be returning in larger numbers and bringing their boy friends along.

Rainy landscape in misty layers and some sun pushing through thick clouds orange in the background

The animals, the rain and the fire

Who likes the weather when it’s raining and storming outside? No one – well, maybe the odd people that are happy that their grass is growing, like us humans inside. Oh, and the ducks! The ducks love it.

Close-up image of a flufft cat pow underside with toebeans

Amazing fluffpaws

While Naughty was laying on his back with outstretched legs on the beanbag, I have taken the opportunity ta take a close-up picture of that fluff between his toes.

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