It has been a while since I posted an update. Lots has happened on the farm since then. Of course, the garlic is nearly ready – just one more week before the first 500 come out.
Here is my “Good morning” everyday.
Oh, I thought some people might be interested in our set up for processing chooks and ducks.
Last week the farmer across the road was spraying. I have checked and found no evidence of drift.
The grapes I planted last year are nearly up to the horizontal wires – a milestone.
Heaps of plums on the trees as long as we can keep the possums at bay.
Here is our happy family of a turkey poult, a duckling and a chick being looked over by a rooster.
This pear tree is astonishing. Can’t wait.
We bought a dexter cow called Toot Toot with a calf at foot. They are pictured here with our Fresian heifer called Heidi.
I also just picked up a kune kune pig called Turiel.
Did you notice all of the mammals are black? Can you tell we support NZ rugby?
This Khaki Campbell is sitting on a mixed nest of chook and duck eggs. The first chick has hatched. We have four other broody ducks sitting on eggs as well.
We dug about 20 kg of potatoes yesterday. This is part of our process of converting paddock to market gardens. There is a crop of cauliflower in the wheel barrow that will go straight into the ground. The spuds in the foreground are Maori potatoes. They will be harvest in another fortnight.