Tag: jolan

Paddock with lawn tractor in background and little girl breaking branches in foreground

Tidy up time

Spring has just sprung and it’s getting time for tidy ups – spring time cleaning but outside.

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Tatjana and Jolan busy moving branches

Maintenance day

We made use of the long weekend – yes, it’s Auckland Anniversary weekend – and did some farm maintenance.

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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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Jolan and our pet Hedgehog "Hog"

Our new pet

The kids adore him and he is not scared but is growing well. He is the only one left our of three that we found originally. But he’s growing strong and eats well – and very loudly so. The kids feed him and look after him and are cleaning his cage regularly.

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Both junior calf handlers on the day

Calf Diary 2016

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 Cheeky. I think she’s done an awesome job with her idea, have a look and enjoy.

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Finally some fine weather

Happy for the endless rain to be over

Mr. Shady is happy in the new grass strip. Just two weeks ago the alpacas have been in there and kept it nice and short so he does not get overexcited.
After all that rain, the ground is getting better and the grass has been growing since. It must have been drowned in water before.

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