Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Chickmas

:-) sorry couldn't help myself. Yesterday was the most glorious day, and even the chickens got a Christmas dinner, they had a  special treat of kibbled maize, red wheat and chopped apple- yum yum.

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

They're getting Big

These are our latest chicks now at about 8 weeks old. Still not sure how many are hens or roosters? They are pretty cute though! They're good at looking after themselves, and don't need their mom Snowy anymore.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


These are our first chicks, that have been born from our own cockeral Doofy and our hens. Pretty proud moment :-)
We gave some of our fertilised eggs to a friend and he's had 4 hatch, so our chicken progeny spread through Upper Hutt- Love it!

chicks really are a taste of Spring!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Here's some more photos of Dandelion, isn't she just gorgeous?

And here's one of the kowhai trees in our garden- a pure riot of Yellow :-)

Happy Spring

Sunday, October 14, 2012


I have been so neglectful- we've had a special guest staying with us for 4 weeks now, while her owners are away. We are looking after Dandelion the lamb. She was rejected by her mum, probably because she was the first one born of twins.

It has been such a pleasure having her on our property. She still needs 2 bottles a day but she'd definately getting bigger. Here are some photos of her first week with us. Including a walk to the park.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Spring is Here!

Spring has truly arrived here at Pinehaven. Some photos taken today of Spring :-)

Friday, August 31, 2012

chicken latest

The chickens have been enjoying the sunshine, following all that rain! Doofy is getting pretty big, he's still not quite got a handle on the cock a doodle doo yet:-)
He is however, doing a good job with the hens, keeping them safe and rounding them up into the coop at night.