Hello friends and family
Sunday’s weather was very pleasant but by Monday winter had arrived. The mountains look spectacular! On Tuesday Jan and I picked up 2 juvenile Yellow-eyed penguins. They were both suffering from Fungal throat. Fortunately, they responded well to the meds and will only need to stay for a short while to fatten up.
Wednesday was my day at the Toptip and I really thought it would be quiet as it was so cold – not the case! All the regulars turned up plus a few besides, so it ended up being busy. Robbie came on Thursday and we did the rounds, protected another 20 trees, cleared a path and updated 2 old nest boxes.
This week we were proud to be the recipients of a “cupcake” fundraiser held at Sancta Maria College in Auckland. The students heard our story through Dan, our Trustee and the French couple who visited them and showed the video they had made here. It is very heartening to be supported by young people as it gives hope for the future.
The last 2 days have reminded me of why I have the hedges. With a storm raging all around, the garden is an oasis of tranquillity – a good time to get some pruning done!
Have a great week!