Hello friends and family
Once again, we had a week that started with lovely weather. The temperature got up to 18 degrees and it was great weather for planting. Each gap in the plant nursery is replaced by smaller trees that need longer to establish roots. Jan helped with the planting on Tuesday and on Thursday we went to the Bluffs to plant and were joined by Robbie and Tobi.
The penguins are all out fishing. Thank goodness that we can see footprints to tell us that they are coming and going. With the Spotted Shags, it is not the same. There are none here on our end of the peninsula. At this time of the year, they are normally pairing off and present in the breeding areas. This year the breeding areas are empty. Jan has seen some at Shag point, so hopefully they have gone there and will be back soon.
Jan came out again yesterday and we did more planting. Last night we got 17mm of light rain which will establish all the new plants. It fell straight down too, which means they all get a drink.
Have a great week!