Hello friends and family
I got the autumn hedge round done on Sunday which left no barrier to starting the painting of the rear wall of the house and the garage. I started the water-blasting on Tuesday afternoon but then the wind came up too strong to be up a ladder to do the top of the walls. It is still waiting!
I was off to an early start on Wednesday – the penguins decided to hold a concert at 6 am and DOC came to take drone footage of the reserve for the management plan. I made the penguins wait until the droning over the house was finished before I gave them breakfast.
Thursday was my town day and I was reminded of the challenges of shopping in Oamaru. I started at Spark for my new modem, but even though I had phoned earlier in the week, they did not have one. Then I went to the locksmith who was out of the type of lock I was after. I sorted out billing difficulties with the vet and then to the dental technician who was running late so I got the groceries instead and then went back.
Chris and Hiltrun came on Friday and we released 6 penguins back to the reserves. They were all in great shape to get on with life in the wild. I only have 3 left and they will be gone when the weather settles during the week!
It has been a mild autumn so far and there is a lot of growth about. Weeding will stay at the top of the list for a while.
Have a great week!