Happy for the endless rain to be over

Mr. Shady is happy in the new grass strip. Just two weeks ago the alpacas have been in there and kept it nice and short so he does not get overexcited.

After all that rain, the ground is getting better and the grass has been growing since. It must have been drowned in water before.

Mr Shady is happy in his new grass strip
Mr Shady

Not too long and we can let the new moos (calves) onto the grass as well. We have been walking Cheeky already yesterday and she has been extremely excited about all that new stuff outside the shelter. So many new smells. And she and Jolan will be having their great debut at the Waimauku School AG(ricultural) day on Friday.

Practicing taking your calf out for AG Day
Calf leading
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.

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.

Look across the Kaipara valley with rainclouds in the background and diffuse light coming through the clouds.

Finally some rain?

It’s been a long time without any rain. Not sure how much this will be but anything is better than nothing.

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