Tag: christmas

Eastern Rosella on the fence line

Life is slowing down

After being rather busy over the last week before Christmas with a film crew on site and the typical “everything needs to be finished by Christmas” work frantic, we are now all truly in holiday mode.

All at Pukeatua Farmstay wishing you a lovely and relaxed time and a Happy New 2021. May it bring prosperity and happiness.

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Picture from top of driveway looking down on house roof and across into the Kaipara valley with shades of brown and yellow landscape with a few green trees

Drylands

The last few months were pretty dry with no rainfall other than a few drops that pretty much instantly evaporated upon hitting the ground.
I think the last rain was some time before Christmas last year which would make it three months with no rain at all.

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View of the flooded valley

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone.
Its been pretty wet all of yesterday and this morning the valley greets us with a bit of ponding water.

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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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Rain drops on window

Finally rain!

This year, the nice, hot weather started already mid November and by now, we had no rain for 5 weeks and all local water carriers are booked out until end of January. Finally we had some rain and that filled the tank almost up again so we can enjoy the festive season finally without worrying.

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Our lovely Guest Dario was helping us. In the background Tatjana.

Treework

The winter storms and the wet weather was not too good for some of our already damaged pine tress along the middle paddock fence line. So we untied the fence wires and chopped the most damaged and dangerous trees down. All trees fell exactly between the fence posts and we simply tied the wires back

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Progressing further towards official opening

We are slowly but steadily progressing towards our official opening. Plasterboard stoppers have finished, we can now start the painting and breaking through into the existing house. Plumbing to be finished next and floors to be laid. Deck balustrade and spouting.

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