Silver with her 4 kitten in a card board box

Kitten pile

Silver gave birth to 3 beautiful kittens very early on Saturday morning, so yesterday was a very slow day here on our little farm after a very short night with Ms Silver’s new arrivals.

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View up to the house

Spring day out

Spring is in the air. The weather is getting warmer, so I did my walk down into the valley to check the water supply to the troughs, checked all fences and gates.

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Picture of a New Zealand Woodpigeon

Big fat bird

When I was taking my little girl across the road to the school bus stop, I spotted a big fat bird in the tree that was watching me: A Kererū.

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The first duck eggs

Yesterday Jolan came back with the first duck eggs. What a proud moment for the girl.
And this morning she had one for breakfast.

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Our two horses in the new shelter

Horses ready for the next storm

Another storm has been announced last night, so early this morning we finished the horse shelter area and moved the two boys over so they are going to have a more comfortable place during the day when the weather closes in.

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Kittens on the kitchen floor

Careful where you step

It is getting somewhat busy in the kitchen. The kittens are getting more mobile, have left their home and mom is running busily after them. It also means that you really have to watch your steps as there may be some nosy little creature crawling around between your feet.

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After the storm: Back online

The storm that hit us last Tuesday evening with wind speeds of more than 200km/h (Manukau Heads) left us without power and internet and only limited cell phone coverage. Power was restored yesterday afternoon, 3 days later.

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