It’s been a few weeks into lockdown now and signs are that it may be lifted sometime next week – so we hope. Everyone has been busy with work and school (ann online that is) and the weekends have been busy, too.

Fixing fences, wastewater dripper lines, some grading in the paddock by hand, rehinging gates, making new gates and doing more firewood so keep warm when the weather turns to cold and/or rain again.

I picked a few pictures to keep you entertained and maybe – once we are out of lockdown – you may want to drop by for a stay and enjoy some time off. We will be opening in level 2.

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Two black and white goats eating hay

Winter Solstice & Matariki

The weather has turned from somewhat wet and warm to rather wet and cold. The horses have been rugged up just like the goats. The rodent infestation has become noticeable, so we started putting up more traps on top of the traps and bait stations we already had.

Closeup of white mushroom

Happy Earth Day 2022

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A long trench in the paddock, disappearing in the distance with

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Redish sunset over the hills turning the landscape red

Drylands – no rain in sight

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