Saturday, 30 August 2014

Lambing has begun

The lambs started arriving last Friday and over the next 7 days over 60 arrived.

This is about 2/3 of what I expect so pretty amazing for the first week.

Luckily the last week of winter has been lovely and spring like so all these lambs have had a nice start.

This is Elena with her first lamb.  She is 2 years old now and was raised by us when she was separated from her Mother.  It's so nice to see the pet's with their lambs, they are such lovely calm Mother's.

I'm sharing with

Monday, 18 August 2014

The garden seat

This old seat has been hidden under the bushes and retired from active duty.

No longer a functional (or safe) place to sit, but now a piece of garden art.

Nature is taking over and using it as a growing surface which makes me want to keep it a bit longer - or maybe until it completely falls apart.

Saturday, 16 August 2014


The Tui is one of our native birds.  They are very active at the moment while they pair up and the males can be heard all through the day.

I have been trying to get a good picture of one for a while but they are good at avoiding me.  They will sit quite close and sing when I don't have my camera but hide in the bushes when I do.

This handsome fellow was keeping me company in the garden and I managed to get some reasonable shots.  He was singing his heart out trying to impress the ladies - he certainly impressed me!

You can see the white feather markings on the back of his neck, and they have a little tuft of white feathers under their chin as well.  Lovely birds to have around and they are breeding well in our area.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

August Update

We have been having a lovely winter so far this year.  Although today it is wet, windy and wintery, there have been a lot of clear sunny days.  

I took these shots a few days ago, some of my girls just checking out what's happening on the other side of the fence.  

They are due to start lambing in a couple of weeks so hopefully the sun will be shining and spring will be on it's way.

Linking up with

Saturday, 2 August 2014


I do love watching the Blackbirds getting busy at this time of year.  The birds are starting to pair up and fights and squabbles over territory can be heard.

The rain has bought the worms up closer to the surface and they are easy to hear and get to.  

The male is keeping an eye out for cats and other threats while his lady has her meal.  They will be getting into nest building soon and after she has incubated the eggs he will be busy helping her feed the next generation.

Winter Reflections