Hello friends and family
The week has been dominated by Janice’s funeral and rain. We have had proper rain and the ground is wet. All our plants are thriving! We have had thunder. When the storms pass straight overhead, I am relieved that the lighthouse had a lightning rod and so we are safe from lightning strikes doing any damage.
Chris and Hiltrun came up during the week and we weighed the hospital chicks. The heaviest is 6.6Kg. We picked up a sick chick on Wednesday and it died on Thursday so we are now down to 48 chicks altogether, 18 of which are in care.
I released the Little penguin between the showers on Friday and we picked up a skinny juvenile YEP. The skinny juveniles seem to have fungal throat and need treatment before they can eat comfortably.
Saturday was a day to play catch-up and get the mats and sacks cleaned. I put the juveniles into the berry pen down in the garden. This has enough room for them to move around as we fatten them up to moult. We have a place prepared at the Moeraki colony for them to sit while they complete their moult.
Just one day of sunshine makes such a difference!
Have a great week