Wet but good

After almost months of no rain and hardly any grass growth, we finally have some rain. Some. I guess it may be classified as another 1:50 years storm of which we should be prepared to have more, more often.

The gutters did overflow, so did the water tank. The surface drainage systems and pipes could not cope anymore either.  Luckily not too much of a problem when you are living on a hill. Impressive never the less.

On the bright side, you can watch and see what’s the issues are and take photographs and ponder about it and make plans as what could be done about it. 

So we discovered that the fence who installed new fence lines just a few weeks ago miraculously missed the trough water line but exactly hit the storm water line running into the pond with a main gate post. Well, stuff happens so we put it on the to-do list for next time when we will have an excavator around. The amount of water coming out of a 100mm dia pipe running down a hill is quite impressive. 🙂 

At least the tank is full and the soil saturated. Bring on another month of summer.

Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

Earthpile in the green grass

A sad day on the farm

Today was a sad day at Pukeatua Farmstay. We had to say goodbye to Peekie, our female Buff Orpington Duck. She was all well last night and this morning we found her in a corner of the duck run. She must have died overnight.

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