Maintenance day

We made use of the long weekend – yes, it’s Auckland Anniversary weekend – and did some farm maintenance. We chopped the dead or fallen over Manuka trees, tensioned fence wires and added a new wire at the base so that naught Joey would not squeeze through under the fence.

The cut trees and branches had to be moved over the wetland and you had to be careful not to get stuck with your boots.

Then we finished the afternoon with a picnic underneath the favourite picnic tree.

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.

Earthpile in the green grass

A sad day on the farm

Today was a sad day at Pukeatua Farmstay. We had to say goodbye to Peekie, our female Buff Orpington Duck. She was all well last night and this morning we found her in a corner of the duck run. She must have died overnight.

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