Tag: animals

Ducks in a box

Duck moving day

Our new ducks have been temporarily located on our front lawn as as with all temporary things, they last far too long. So after a few months and completely destroying our lawn, the ducks finally moved onto the paddock next to the chicken.

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Battery and our free range eggs in comparison

Eggs – the difference and the life of chickens

Fascinating to see the difference in eggs when I put some of ours into the egg carton too. Keep in mind that our chicken are mostly ex-battery hens that once used to produce those cage eggs. They were not considered good and productive enough for the batteries and hence would have been culled if we had not taken them.

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Foundations in, framing up

New Building Projects

The last winter has been so terribly wet and turned all paddocks into mud that we decided to have the horses in a shelter and feed them rather than having them wading through mud and effectively thrashing the paddocks.

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Rusty and myself

Happy Horses

The munchers are happy again after I moved them over into the other paddock – the one with more grass. Seemed to be appropriate for them for Christmas.

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Jolan and Tatjana with Shady

Pony Club Christmas

I would hope that our horses think that the feeders are very nice people, because we got them an extra special Christmas present just in time for the Waimauku Pony Club Christmas celebrations. And so Shady already had his first ride in the new horse trailer. Although he was a bit sceptical at first, he seems to be enjoying the smoother rides. We certainly enjoy the easy clean interior and the extra gear space.

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Count Duckula and Jumpy enjoy sitting on Jolan

Mother duck and the ducklings

While lot 2 is now in the making, the little ducks have grown bigger and since Jolan has been looking after then so well, they seem to recognise her as their mother duck.

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Jolan feeding calves

Calf Diary 2017

Every year our daughter’s school holds an agricultural day, where the children have to raise a farm animal and show it at school. Jolan has created a video diary about her calf Agnes. I think she’s done an awesome job with her idea, have a look and enjoy. You’ll be in for a laugh.

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