New Building Projects

The last winter has been so terribly wet and turned all paddocks into mud that we decided to have the horses in a shelter and feed them rather than having them wading through mud and effectively thrashing the paddocks.

We orded a horse shelter kitset from Outpost and while we were onto that one, we also got a new chook house kitset to replace the old playhouse that has been serving as a chook house since we moved here.

Progress has been made, the chook house is now finished and the horse shelter is in progress. Yay!

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Day 4 of COVID-19 lockdown

We have been busy on various little projects to keep us busy. From cooking to exercising, watching some movies to projects outside.

Closeup photo of a praying mantis on the deck balustrade

A common visitor

I love details, hence macro photography is always a cool thing for me.
Here’s a picture of one of our common visitors, a praying mantis. While common, I still find them fascinating little critters.

3x ducks on the doors may in front of the door, picture taken through door glass

Ducks versus cats versus chicken

Funny to see the cat getting quite intimidated by the arrival of the ducks behind her and starting to freak and run away when one of the ducks started picking the cat’s tail.

3 calves in a shelter

The 2020 newcomers

It’s been a long time we had some cute calfies arriving here. Yesterday was the day 3x cute new calfies arriving. They walked down the driveway into the shelter and are now happily mixing and mingling with the horses.

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.

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