Hello friends and family
This has been a week with a difference! First of all, I went to town on Tuesday to apply for the resource consent for my shed. Robbie the builder has pegged it out, and really it is not huge. I picked up some topsoil for Elaine from Oamaru – the joys of a small truck!
That evening I went to the Hampden Rural Women’s soup and desert evening in the Hampden Hall. There were lots of women there and the guest speaker was a local who had done volunteer disaster relief medical work in Vanuatu. What an inspiration. I also won the raffle.
Wednesday was my day to do admin for the resource consent. It was a very cold day and the frost stayed on the ground all day. The ice on the ponds was so thick it was hard to break. What a beautiful clear sunny day we got as compensation.
On Thursday I fed the penguins and then was off to Dunedin to spend the night at Chris and Hiltrun’s place. In the morning we loaded the camper with trees and, after a couple of appointments and a visit to Richard, I took the trees to Barracouta Bay as that is where we will be planting them.
There in the bush was an adult penguin with an infected foot injury. This is a big concern as the bird needed to come into care, and normally at this time of the year, we don’t have any patients. We had thought that the spate of penguin injuries was well over – not so. I will keep checking the area every second day for a bit longer!
Have a great week.