Hello friends and family
The rain has eluded us. The only shower we have had was when DOC and Ngai Tahu delegates had a meeting here on Tuesday. I was permitted to join them and express concerns about the welfare of the penguins and two penguins, bless them, had stayed home to be seen in Harry’s Bay.
Chris and Hiltrun came for 2 days of hard work and the work optimising the habitat for penguins continues. Today we will work at Barracouta Bay and tomorrow we will work here.
On Wednesday I picked up the last lot of milk for cheese making for the season. The cow is being dried off as she will have a new calf in the spring. I have enjoyed both making and eating the cheese and look forward to doing it again next season. I also caught up with Doug who has increased the number of sheep helping to clear out Barracouta Bay over the winter.
My time is divided between cleaning up this section and preparing for the weekend work in the reserves. With the blustery cooler conditions, I work in the garage with the door open. If the sun comes out I can watch the bees coming and going from the hive. I know that I have to move it – it is too cold here, I just haven’t figured out how I am going to do it!
I let a penguin go and got 2 more in, so we now have 4 in care.
Have a great week!