Hello friends and family
Winter has stayed away this week. On Tuesday we were in tee shirts as we erected new tree protectors at the Moeraki colony. Robbie carts and bangs in the Y posts – 30 of them -Jan weeds and puts the wire circles on and I tied them in place. 200+ to go! Marian delivered our next supply of prime beef in the evening.
On Thursday Robbie and I began the process of preparing the hospital floor for concreting. This has become necessary because we are keeping the penguins through the moult and have feathers to contend with. It would be fair to describe the ground underneath the stones, that the penguins live on, as putrid. I will remove some of the rocks for re-using and the rest will stay under the new floor.
As we ate our lunch, we could hear the rats racing in the ceiling. Sure enough, when I checked, they had eaten all the bait, so I put more out. It has been a bad year for rats in the reserves, but them moving in here is not a good solution.
The 3 penguins in care are all making progress. I am sure that they benefit from the company and they can hear the penguins down the hill calling.
Have a great week!