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We had our lovely cat Kahlua with us for about 12 years, maybe a bit less however after such a long time you lose count - it feels like forever though. You get the idea. After she passed away and we were grieving for some time, we felt the urge to fill the void. So after some looking for cats and kittens at various places, we settled for "Silver", a few months old kitten. Her full name given to her is "Silver Shadow".

The weather is getting colder and wetter and other than that there are not too many news. So I decided to just publish a collection of autumn pictures. Enjoy.

We've had to say goodbye to our beloved Kahlua yesterday :'( Our loyal companion of 12 years left us very suddenly on Wednesday afternoon....

Done... busy weekend making the most of the weather... weeding, fertilizing and oversowing paddock yesterday, pouring concrete in the animal shelter today.

For years the shelter has been wet - this will hopefully make it drier and easy clean!

After the rainy weekend we got busy outside again. Saturday we weeded the paddock and sowed new grass plus added fertiliser. Sunday we got the concrete mixer out and got builders mix and cement from Waimauku Landscape supplies to pour concrete into the animal shelter.

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.

Since we only have a horse float that I probably would not be able to get back up the hill (I have never tried but don't want to), I just loaded Mary's boot up with the firewood. Note: Mary is our 4x4, everything with motor...

Some childhood dream became true on Wednesday : Rusty arrived from Tauranga.

Such a lovely character,  not shy but gentle, a bit droopy looking.

As summer really turned into summer, we decided that it was time for another paddock pick-nick. So we grabbed the pizza, the wine and the kids and went down to the pond in the valley. Not long until we had nosy visitors that were very interested...