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.

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