Happy New Year. We are looking forward to a great 2016. There is so much going gone here at Kaitiaki. The plants and animals are hard at work rehabilitating this old horse property.
The plums are days away…
but the apples are still months away.
These Monty’s Surprise apples won’t be ready until April.
Our first crop of grapes is taking form.
For me, one of the greatest feelings is being able to look at something I started nearly a year and a half ago, and is really taking shape now. I divided these harakeke flax during winter 2014 and planted them into a windbreak. Here they are today.
Ultimately the netting will be taken down and replaced by the living wind break.
I just finished a protected chick rearing area.
Here is a mixed flock of chicks and ducklings.
The food forest has gone from flood this winter to drought, but luckily we did get rain today.
This is a reverse angle of the previous photo.
A mixed flock of chooks and ducks manage the orchard.
But at least someone is hard at it.