Getting closer

Yay, we are getting closer.

Yesterday the electrician finished his work and it’s great to have lights everywhere to work even longer to get all finished. The floors have been sanded, all walls painted, the bed in the guest bedroom is up and has been tested and found good. No cost spared, a good quality IKEA solid timber bed with drawers. Head piece to arrive in a week or so. We have bought new duvets, cushions and covers.

The vanities were finished last night and the plumber is expected today to finish all plumbing, then we will have working bathrooms too.

Vanity top in the making: Made from old Australian railway sleepers. We love recycling and UPcycling.

Now only doors and trims left to be done.

Vanity in the making
Vanity in the making

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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.

Two alpacas in thick green grass

Officially Summer – and how lovely it is

The first days of summer greeted with a mixed bag of weather. The first day was coldish and still wet with quite some wind. But that all eased down on the second day which turned into a nice, dry and hot summer day featuring blue sky and green grass.

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.

A Black Cayuga duck with 12 ducklings waddling behind her in the paddock

Ducks, and more ducks

A few mother ducks did disappear a few weeks ago and we thought that was suspicious. Today Monty revealed her secret and what a cute fluffy surprise that was.

Black cat in a wooden planter box

Plant-a-cat

When we put those planters up, we had best intentions. So had the Ziggy the cat. But her intentions were quite obviously different to ours. Growing cats? Well, it’s worth a try.

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