Hello friends and family
The week got off to a great start with dinner with Doug and Robyn. They are wonderful hosts and it was great to catch up with them, we are all so busy!
I have had plenty to do with 24 penguins needing to be fed. They have all settled well but feeding / preparing the next meal still takes 2 hours a day. My focus this week has been on weeds and so whenever I could I got out with the Round-up and took to them. The weeds are prolific this year and growing quickly because of the wet season. We can’t keep on top of them with the grubber.
I skipped my usual trip to Oamaru this week as my shopping list was too short to justify the drive. I did get as far as Hampden on Wednesday to collect milk for cheese making, catch up with Elaine and report the donation box break in to the police. I have been harvesting plums which are delicious.
Chris and I completed the 70-day weigh of the chicks at Moeraki on Friday afternoon and of the ones here on Saturday morning. We brought in a total of 6 and there are now only 3 nests left to check next weekend. I spent yesterday working on the new penguin sub-division which provides a safe place for the penguins to live.
Have a great week!