Archive for September, 2012

Seymour, our newest greeter

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012


Seymour – the alpaca who was born blind but now can see… more, has now been weaned and has had his first halter training lesson. Once he has learnt his leading “manners” he will join Kingi and Bracken as our official “greeters” for our visitors.

Take part in one of our popular farm tours and meet Seymour soon!

New Roadside Sign

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

A new sign to make us even easier to find! The sign went up today, with Gordon mixing the concrete. Once it is set, the bracing will come down, we’ll shift the letterbox so it doesn’t block the sign, and we’ll be open for business (actually we’re already open for business, but I took a little poetic licence). Make a date to come and see us – you can book for a farm tour on our farm tours page, or phone us if you want to talk about owning alpacas

Liz watches Gordon mixing concrete to hold our new sign in place

Timber!!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

With the weeping willows that lined our driveway getting bigger every year we made the tough decision to have them cut out to make the driveway less hazardous. 😥   The bonus is that we’ll have plenty of firewood next year, and the hedging that we planted between the trees will now get adequate nutrition and we expect them to grow well with spring warmth expected to arrive.  At the current moment snow is forecast on the Tararua ranges which are visible from our Rangitumau property so it looks like we’ll endure a bit more cold before spring really kicks in.