work Tag

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...

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 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...

After a long time of thinking, designing and making I've finally finished and installed our new Pukeatua letterbox...

Good weather today to change the animals around. The grass at the upper paddock under the house has grown long so I moved the electric fence around and decided to let the alpacas have a stroll and mow some grass around the driveway - will...

The winter storms and the wet weather was not too good for some of our already damaged pine tress along the middle paddock fence line. So we untied the fence wires and chopped the most damaged and dangerous trees down. All trees fell exactly between the fence posts and we simply tied the wires back. A little bit of work but not too bad. Tatjana can do miracles with the fences. Somewhat sad to see them go but in hindsight it was a really good decision. Two of them were so rotten, hardly any solid wood was left in them. Some were rather still solid at the base. This will give us some firewood for the next years.

Yay, we are getting closer.

Yesterday the electrician finished his work and it's great to have lights everywhere to work even longer to get all finished. The floors have been sanded, all walls painted, the bed in the guest bedroom is up and has been tested and found good. No cost spared, a good quality IKEA solid timber bed with drawers. Head piece to arrive in a week or so. We have bought new duvets, cushions and covers.

We are slowly but steadily progressing towards our official opening. Plasterboard stoppers have finished, we can now start the painting and breaking through into the existing house. Plumbing to be finished next and floors to be laid. Deck balustrade and spouting....