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Flooding – groundhog day

This year was special and I had not yet seen the water that high. Kumeu and Waimauku townships flooded too and other suburbs in West Auckland. For some it was pretty bad and I feel sorry for the affected people – and animals.

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Two grey ducls and a brick pathway in the wet with wet grass behind them.

Water everywhere – in the midst of winter

It’s been rather wet, foggy and cold in the last couple of days. The cats spent more time inside and expressing a form of cabin fever when awake but they are mostly asleep.

The horses are asking for more food, the chickens are hiding in their house and the ducks – well, the ducks are in their element.

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The return of Erwien

What a joy and surprise that was when a few days ago Erwien showed up with a boyfriends and a whole bunch of fluffy ducklings.

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Rainy landscape in misty layers and some sun pushing through thick clouds orange in the background

The animals, the rain and the fire

Who likes the weather when it’s raining and storming outside? No one – well, maybe the odd people that are happy that their grass is growing, like us humans inside. Oh, and the ducks! The ducks love it.

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White alpaca standing a green grass in front of a strip of pine forest

Quiet times

While we had no guests, have not been out to see any people and had no coffee other than the home made one due to COVID-19 lockdown level 4 and 3, we fixed a few things around the farm, moved animals around the paddocks and got more feed in.

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After the storm: Back online

The storm that hit us last Tuesday evening with wind speeds of more than 200km/h (Manukau Heads) left us without power and internet and only limited cell phone coverage. Power was restored yesterday afternoon, 3 days later.

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Happy New Year!

Woken up to the meowing of hungry Silver, the cat, to a quiet world outside other than the sound of the West Coast surf breaking on Muriwai beach.

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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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Visitors feeding getting in touch with our alpacas

Back from the Kumeu Show

We had a great two days at the Kumeu Show and would like to like to thank all our lovely visitors who took the opportunity to ask question.

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