Hello friends and family
Autumn has treated us kindly and all the jobs waiting for bad weather are still waiting. I am continuing to enjoy an excellent recovery and am now walking each day to keep up my spirits.
We have only a handful of penguins in care – underweight moulters and chicks that have failed to fledge. The chicks have a fungal throat infection that makes swallowing painful. We treat that, fatten them up and then they try to fledge again.
Lindsey and Robbie did the rounds on Tuesday and only a few penguins have yet to complete the moult. On Wednesday I clipped some tree circles together and it felt good to be doing something productive again. I also preserved some fruit.
By Thursday there was only a couple of penguins at home so in the afternoon we started protecting some small trees that had survived the sheep and the drought. Robbie got us 80 more warratahs so we will be ready for the winter planting, as soon as it rains.
Happy Easter and have a great week!