Hello friends and family
On Sunday, Hiltrun and I continued our work grooming the trees in the reserve. What we do is cut the bottom horizontal branches off so that penguins and people can move about the reserve. Then we must cut and stack the branches to keep the area open. It is a key winter job. The weather closed in after lunch so Hiltrun went home and I relaxed.
Jan and Robbie came on Monday, so we planted a couple of houses and did the trap round. It is very soft underfoot and so we drove to the top of the hill and walked down to the Moeraki Colony to prevent slipping or getting stuck. On Tuesday Jan and I went for a visit to Tavora and walked the full track. It was beautiful.
Jan and I chopped some more trees on Thursday and in the afternoon, we were visited by Sharyn from Tasmania It was the shortest day but absolutely glorious, not only warm(ish) and sunny, but with no wind. Robbie came on Friday and we re-aligned the fence and cleared a path at the north end of the reserve. These are wonderful days.
Chris and Hiltrun came on Friday night and we worked clearing trees yesterday. We also took the time to work on a planting plan for the new cabbage trees and watch some penguins coming home, so the list of things to do is getting shorter!
Have a great week!