It’s been some quiet few weeks here in terms of guest and seeing people, however work continues as usual, both the paid work and the farm work.

Little girl pushing straw bales
Hard at work

While we had no guests, have not been out to see any people and had no coffee other than the home made one due to COVID-19 lockdown level 4 and 3, we fixed a few things around the farm, moved animals around the paddocks and got more feed in.

We had a stroll down into the valley and said hi to the alpacas and moved them up the hill into the next paddock – or actually at was as easy as opening a gate and then they moved themselves.

On top of the pandemic, the wider Auckland region had a very dry year to date with low dam levels, water restrictions and very little rain. The last two weeks have brought a little ease and the grass in the paddocks is finally growing. We still keep the animals on low grass and rather feed them additional feed. They seem to be reasonably happy with that, other than Mr Rusty, who never seem to be happy with the food levels.

Looking forward to level 2 and getting out there again for seeing some people, having a coffee that is not home made and doing some hunting. And of course eventually having some guests around – although this may have to wait until level 1.

Kia kaha – stay safe and strong everyone.

Rusty and Shady at Sunrise

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