The first days of summer greeted with a mixed bag of weather. The first day was coldish and still wet with quite some wind. But that all eased down on the second day which turned into a nice, dry and hot summer day featuring blue sky and green grass.

Kaipara Valley views with green paddocks and trees along the river
Kaipara Valley

Oh such happy animals. All of them. The cats, the chicken, the ducks, horses and alpacas.

The alpacas were shorn just a few days ago and we let them in the paddock with the lovely high grass. They enjoy hiding in there and playing – or spit fighting.

Georgia with her bunch of own and inherited (or collected) ducklings seems to be in good mood too, quacking and waddling along with 12 little fluffballs tumbling behind her.

A yellowish Buff Orpington duck with her ducklings
Georgia with her ducklings

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