Tag: nature

Pukeatua Farmstay has a number of various mechanical traps and bait station spread around the property.
September came and marked the beginning of spring. Two days prior however it was the coldest night of the year with frost on the car windscreen.
Apart from the usual winter farm activities, there has not been much exciting stuff happening. It’s been a typical winter with lots of rain, lots of mud but rather warm in comparison. It looks like nature has decided that it is spring.
The weather has turned from somewhat wet and warm to rather wet and cold. The horses have been rugged up just like the goats. The rodent infestation has become noticeable, so we started putting up more traps on top of the traps and bait stations we already had.
Within days, the hot summer weather had moved on and made space for moderate temperatures with rain and fog.
The warm and humid weather produced lovely field mushrooms to be harvested. Earlier we harvested basil, limes and potatoes.
The little ducklings have grown over the last couple of days and become so docile, or should I rather say they’ve sussed out where the food comes from….
Even on rainy days you can find a lot of beauty outside when you decide to battle the elements and get outside.
It’s so nice to get outside between rain break. The weather has been warming up over the the last days and we are getting 20 deg during the day.
A few days ago there was finally a window with no rain and a bit of time, so managed to fill 4 feed bags with pine cones. Pine cones are excellent fire starters, full of resin and a rather large surface, thus burn really well, long and hot.
Another summer has gone by and autumn came, dry and cold.
When I was taking my little girl across the road to the school bus stop, I spotted a big fat bird in the tree that was watching me: A Kererū.