It’s been quite some time since our fluffy alpacas have been up in the paddock. Down in the valley we hardly see them but tomorrow will be time for the half-yearly maintenance, meaning drenching, vaccination and toenail clipping.
A few days ago there was finally a window with no rain and a bit of time, so managed to fill 4 feed bags with pine cones. Pine cones are excellent fire starters, full of resin and a rather large surface, thus burn really well, long and hot.
Riverhead Forest is an urban forest, much enjoyed by the locals for dog walking, trail running, mountainbiking, motocross and horse
The seasons are changing. Summer went and Easter and Autumn came around. We have been starting to prepare for winter to come.
A walk on our local backyard beach, Muriwai Beach. Home to a gannet colony and lovely black sand with beautiful sunsets across the ocean.
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.