Hello friends and family
We have eggs! The new season is underway, and we found the first eggs on Tuesday – one here and one at the Moeraki Colony. I feel so very grateful to the penguins for having another go at this breeding lark. Both pairs have a history of Malaria and last year they both lost their chicks early on. They have not given up, and neither will we.
On Wednesday I had my second COVID booster so am up to date. I could not resist buying tomato plants, but they will have to sit in their punnet until the 1st October otherwise I talk a lot of rubbish. I am not alone in this. While I was waiting in the queue to be served, a man advised me that if you plant grafted tomatoes, you can re-use the same soil, year after year. Who would take a punt on that advice!
On Thursday our team was joined by Wyn and her husband to discuss trees. Robbie took them to the Bluffs so they could see the challenge we are embracing. Jan, Murray, and I did the rounds here and found another egg. In the afternoon I talked with Pauline who will be our vet going forward.
Friday was a day for tackling the list of jobs. I planted 30 weeping rosemary plants at Hampden in the morning and cleaned up the flax work area in the drive in the afternoon.
Yesterday we had our AGM. Only lucky people attended. We were treated by Jennifer’s superior catering and Hiltrun’s very informative talk about NZPI. Some regulars were absent, which was a shame. Before the AGM, Hiltrun and I did the rounds. We now have 8 nests with 9 eggs.
Have a great week!