Hello friends and family
Sunday is my shopping day under lockdown, so I headed out to Hampden to the 4 Square. The free rubbish drop-off is over, there was no need to go to the tip, so I went to the orchard instead, harvested some apples and pears and then came home. The autumn colours are now abundant in both Moeraki and Hampden, with the pick of them all being the trees at the Wheeler’s place!
The weather forecast has been dour, so I have been doing reserve jobs in the morning and then yard jobs in the afternoon – mostly, that is – unless gravity wins, and I blob out in the afternoon! That was the story for Monday and Tuesday! On Wednesday I deep cleaned the Aviary – 2 hours of water blasting so I recon I have balanced the books!
The team came on Thursday and we cleared the rocks from the hospital pens. This meant I could waterblast it on Friday morning. The next step to clean it is to let it dry completely before swilling it out with Vircon, a very effective sterilizing agent. We opened the hatch for foot bird to go on Thursday and he left, which left me with only 3 Little penguins in care.
By yesterday, 2 of the Little penguins were ready to leave, and a stranded Spotted shag arrived so it is very quiet here in the hospital. We have been spending time going over the numbers from this season to determine where improvements can be made for next year.
In the meantime, I look forward to a week of throwing rocks!
Have a great week!