Paddock with lawn tractor in background and little girl breaking branches in foreground

Tidy up time

Spring has just sprung and it’s getting time for tidy ups – spring time cleaning but outside.

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Fluffy duckling wrapped up in a towel

We got a bludger

On Wednesday we got a new friend for the chicks. It is a duckling and is called Bludger. Bludger is a rescue as we got him of someone in the community.

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Alpaca maintenance

Alpaca maintenance was on the cards this week – One of our winter tasks… ‘Pedicure’ for each animal, vitamin injection and drenching.

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Picture of the excavator with Janus in it before the sunset in the background, sun shining through the cabin.

Digging for winter :-)

Not that we lost winter in a hole, but the valley got so soggy over the years that we used the still good autumn weather to dig drainage in preparation for the wet winter time.

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Praying Mantis eating a wasp

Look what we found!

Found this Praying Mantis on our gumboot holder, eating a wasp and managed to get a nice close-up picture of her and her pray.

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A charcoal coloured cat (Ziggy) laying on a bean bag on her back, tail to the front, fluffy tummy visible, looking a bit concerned

And the cat is not happy

Today Ziggy went to the doctor to get her stitches removed. They have been so itchy for the past two weeks since her playing with traffic.

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A charcoal coloured cat with her shorn back and the stitches visible

Ziggy having a bad day

Sunday night Ziggy did not come home. Normally all cats come home for their dinner and then have to stay in over night. This prevents

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Tatjana and Jolan busy moving branches

Maintenance day

We made use of the long weekend – yes, it’s Auckland Anniversary weekend – and did some farm maintenance.

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View of the flooded valley

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone.
Its been pretty wet all of yesterday and this morning the valley greets us with a bit of ponding water.

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