Day 12 of COVID-19 lockdown: Keeping busy

The weather is getting colder and some rain has been forecasted for the coming Easter weekend.

Today was the first morning that I lit the fireplace with 12 degrees outside.

Over the last weekend we had a delivery of Macrocarpa firewood and also got a lot of old pine out of our forest, all piled up ready to be split. Keeps us warm splitting it and will keep us warm over winter. 🙂

Related Posts

Two black and white goats eating hay

Winter Solstice & Matariki

The weather has turned from somewhat wet and warm to rather wet and cold. The horses have been rugged up just like the goats. The rodent infestation has become noticeable, so we started putting up more traps on top of the traps and bait stations we already had.

Closeup of white mushroom

Happy Earth Day 2022

The warm and humid weather produced lovely field mushrooms to be harvested. Earlier we harvested basil, limes and potatoes.

A long trench in the paddock, disappearing in the distance with

Diggery-do: digging up the farm

It’s the time of the year again. It’s very dry, the soggy paddocks have dried up and it’s the perfect time to dig out all the drains.

Redish sunset over the hills turning the landscape red

Drylands – no rain in sight

We have not seen much rain in more than 2 months now but rather hot, sunny weather with wind. Both dries out the land, particularly the hillsides facing the Kaipara where the wind blows from and which the hot afternoon sun hits.