Hello friends and family
Well, the chicks kept on dying. We found 2 that had died on Sunday. It was very depressing. On Tuesday we got in a clear round so felt a bit better. In the afternoon, a researcher from Alaska visited with her family. While she was talking to me, her family were in the car park and met a young French couple who had their key break in the lock of their Jucy van.
The company was very unhelpful – saying that it would cost $700 to help them which was ridiculous. In the end, they stayed the night, and I took them to Oamaru in the morning where they got a new key cut for $10.
On Thursday we had another clear round and now all but 6 chicks are out of the high danger zone. Max and Madeline from the Council joined us to check out the new fence and catch up with our projects. We were also pleased to see the first of this season’s new seal pups.
The weather has been very kind with sunny mornings and any rain coming in after 4 pm. I have had no trouble keeping up with the laundry which makes for an easy time.
Hiltrun came up yesterday with Elke and Trii. They helped with the potting up in the morning and did weed control at the Moeraki colony in the afternoon. Thank you all.
Have a great week!