landscape Tag

They hang around, don't go too far away from their herd and very easily follow you back into the paddock after you opened the gate for them. ...

A walk down the hill and saying hello to all the animals can be a really healthy exercise and you can discover the odd cool things when you look at details: fence wire knots...

Tonight's sunset (with some of Jolans soap bubbles floating around)...

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

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....

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.

I have always been joking and saying that summer starts on the the 25th of December. In all seriousness, in most years the weather has been pretty dull and grey up until Christmas. This year, the nice, hot weather started already mid November and by now, we had no rain for 5 weeks and all local water carriers are booked out until end of January.

Video: Our new calfies Agnes Moo, Abigail Nosy Moo and Angela Moo just arrived last weekend. Agnes has been scouring for the past two days and gets some special care. That day we had a hail storm coming up outside....

I cannot recall when I walked across grass without that squishing sound of water and soggy ground underneath my shoes. Feels like ages ago. But then there is hope: Such a lovely day today, pity that I had to spend most of it in the office. But now it's time to get outside and get some work done before sunset.