June started with downpours, strong winds and drop in temperature. Today was a holiday to celebrate the Queens birthday. It was a glorious morning, a bit chilly at first but later it turned out warm and sunny.
Sheep in the paddock
I also had a visit from the family on Sunday.
Bea and I played with some of my jewelry. The photos are not that good but it shows how Bea enjoyed picking up ever piece and move it from one place to another.
There were many birds around.
As soon as it got light(not sunrise yet) Tui’s sang their songs.(5 am)
Tui’s also ended the day just after dark.(9.30 pm)
There was also a flock of sheep that we had to keep an eye on.
They were in a paddock not far from the house.
From the bedroom, we could see them grazing.
One day we had very heavy rain pouring down.
The movement of the running water amused Trompie.
My last one on this house sitting is going to be about Trompie inspecting everything every morning and evening.
Also the beauty of the landscape and place.
Every morning, the first thing I had to do was
feed the most important animals.
Who I fed on the front steps while
Trompie kept an eye on us through the lounge window!
He also watched the next animals we had to feed in their cage(photo left)
Then it’s the bunnies turn.
Trompie went with me to feed them,
every morning and evening.
Puma would sit and wait for us.
Then we went off for our morning walk. I had a look around if everything was okay around the farm while Trompie hunted for his extra sheep poo morning meal. Puma joined in the walk.
Trompie’s feet were usually full of seed bundles.
Before we went inside I first had to clean his feet and also dry them because we had a lot of rain.
Being a farm dog had its good sides but also its bad ones!
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MEETING ANIMALS ON THE FARM
From the start my Japanese student wanted to see sheep.
I have a friend living on a small holding and
we visited her to meet the animals.
Cats, sheep, 1 pig, 2 donkeys and lots of ducks.
First up was the sheep. It is still one of the two lambs I have photographed a while ago.
It is nearly fully grown but still loves her bottle.
(not milk but only water!)
My student did not like the idea of feeding the donkeys.
My friend asked her to help her brush them but that was way to dusty for her!
She thoroughly enjoyed the outing although the sand flies have bitten her on her naked feet and legs!