Viewing entries posted in January 2011

Hedgehog Mischief

Amanda Anderson • 29 Jan 2011 • 2 Comments

hedgehog mischief

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.

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Turkeys and Eggs

Amanda Anderson • 27 Jan 2011 • 1 Comments

turkey eggs

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.

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Rainy Day

Amanda Anderson • 18 Jan 2011

rain drops

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.

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Escapee Ducks

Amanda Anderson • 14 Jan 2011 • 2 Comments

rouen ducks

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.

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North Canterbury Sunset

Amanda Anderson • 13 Jan 2011 • 4 Comments

north canterbury sunset

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.

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Realisations of Keeping Pigs

Amanda Anderson • 7 Jan 2011 • 3 Comments

curous pig

Keeping pigs is something that my Grandad always did, and it never seemed so hard. I thought I would share some of the realisations that I have come across in the last month of keeping my own pigs.

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