Hello friends and family
Happy birthday Dot!
Well, it has been a busy week. The weekday team was down to Robbie and I, so we continued with the list of jobs. This involved chain sawing, banging in warratahs, planting a new house and protecting another 40 trees. We also trapped 3 ferrets and a rat.
On Wednesday I did the Toptip in the morning and then went into Oamaru for the ‘flu jab in the afternoon. The plumbers and electricians have finished at the house so it has been a busy site.
On Thursday, we planted a new penguin box and banged in about 40 warratahs. This means that the swamp trees have now all been protected.
The big news is that we have had at least 4 juvenile YEPs return. This is very early – I have seen them back in May before, but it is still only April. The early return of juveniles is a good sign for the coming season.
Elaine and Hiltrun came on Saturday and so we spent the time working out what winter maintenance we need to do. All good!
Just as Hiltrun left, we had a thunderstorm that delivered 18mm of hail. No watering needed for a few days!
Have a great week!