When you are sick, a walk down the hill and saying hello to all the animals can be a really healthy exercise. You give them all a cuddle and a rub, check all water trough valves, check the fences and discover the odd cool things when you look at details: fence wire knots (thanks Steve Page Fencing!)
Random images of farm beauty
Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.
Today was a sad day at Pukeatua Farmstay. We had to say goodbye to Peekie, our female Buff Orpington Duck. She was all well last night and this morning we found her in a corner of the duck run. She must have died overnight.
Most animals stick to electric fences – our alpacas do not.