News and Blog

Although summer is officially over, it almost feels like spring. Flowers in the garden and in the paddocks, raspberries, and chillies are ripening....

Our new ducks have been temporarily located on our front lawn as as with all temporary things, they last far too long. So after a few months and completely destroying our lawn, the ducks finally moved onto the paddock next to the chicken....

the amount of rain we had over the last few days is extraordinary - at least on a subjective level. The occasional hours of sunshine in between evaporate the water quickly, hence yesterday we had 30 deg C. with 80% relative humidity....

Fascinating to see the difference in eggs when I put some of ours into the egg carton too. Keep in mind that our chicken are mostly ex-battery hens that once used to produce those cage eggs. They were not considered good and productive enough for...

Yesterday was such a hot day that the ducks did not come out from their shady space underneath their house. ...

The last winter has been so terribly wet and turned all paddocks into mud that we decided to have the horses in a shelter and feed them rather than having them wading through mud and effectively thrashing the paddocks....

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 over the hills in the distance. People all asleep.

Happy New Year to everyone.

The munchers are happy again after I moved them over into the other paddock - the one with more grass. Seemed to be appropriate for them for 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.