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. They can almost swim on the front lawn.

Black Cayuga Duck cleaning himself on the lawn with water droplets running off his feathers
Duck in the rain

The horses look a bit wet and depressed and so do the alpacas and cows. The chickens having a rest inside the chook house and the cats… well, the cats come inside for a snooze.

Black and white ragdoll cat climbing up on the the fireplace shelf
Naughty likes fires

Unless you name is Naughty and you love fires. He site next to me every time I light the fireplace, would crawl into it if you did not pay attention. And it’s not even the warmth – it seems to be the smell and the moving lights.

I did stack up some firewood in front of the door, just for the wind to turn and make everything wet.

So there we are predominantly inside with the cats that brave the weather from time to time just like us who have to go outside at feeding times.

Other than that, stay at home and stay save under Covid-19 level 3 in Auckland.

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

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Waiting for the storm to come. Some rain would be really good, hope it won’t be too windy.

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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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Time to head out before the bad weather

Time to head into the valley and do some paddock maintenance. Checking fences and gates, continued to dig a drainage trench, checked up on the alpacas and moos, mowed some swamp grass and sprayed some other areas of swap grass. Chopped some firewood, loaded up the trainer and brought it back up to the house to keep us warm over the next couple of days.

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Amazing fluffpaws

While Naughty was laying on his back with outstretched legs on the beanbag, I have taken the opportunity ta take a close-up picture of that fluff between his toes.

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