Farm & Animals
Today I learn to drive and operate the newest vehicle addition to our farm - the tractor.
We thought that seeing we had been in our new place for 2.5 months now, it was high time we got ourselves sorted and threw a house warming party. And of course, that includes inviting our new neighbours.
It turns out that my hubby accidently created a hedgehog trap when he was digging a hole to fix some pipes. We left it unfilled to check the new join didn't leak, and tonight I found this poor little guy stuck in the hole.
I was so pleased when one of our turkeys decided to start laying. Finally at least one of them was earning their keep and not destined for the roasting pan. Now I've just got to work out which one it is that is laying.
Today was great - it rained. The ground was so dry that this downpour of rain was much needed to make the grass grow. Or at least start to recover from the big dry spell that we've been having.
It would seem that we are destined to have a different group of animals escape from their pen every week. This week it was the ducks turn. The best part is they didn't go far.
As I was walking out tonight to feed the animals and check on the calves and sheep, I got to see the most gorgeous sunset. It really makes you appreciate living out in the country, because although I would have seen this in Christchurch city, it would not have been this beautiful or this peaceful.