Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fear not...

We are still here!

The weather is miserable though, and with it being birthday season around here (among other things), blogging has fallen by the wayside.

Here is a photo to tide you over until probably the end of this month (when things are due to quiet down a little, hopefully)!

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Adventures in Chickenland!

We eat a lot of eggs around here, so, in an effort to cut costs but also to try and live a little more sustainably - we have acquired our very own chickens, or 'chooks' as they are more commonly known around here.

The first coop we purchased was smaller than anticipated, and since we didn't want our girls to feel too confined, Handyman Roland decided to build them a bigger and better version.

Introducing Camilla (the darker one), Alina & Alana:

At the moment Camilla is our only egg producer, A & A are moulting and thus not laying - but once they are back in action we will be getting an average of 15 eggs a week (instead of just 5 or 6). We're also looking at getting two more hens eventually, and will have eggs galore then! They are hilarious to watch as we let them out to roam most days, and get fed some kitchen scraps as well as special laying pellets.

There will definitely be more chicken updates to come!

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo...

So we were lucky enough to be able to get a family pass to the Auckland Zoo this year, thanks to some Christmas gift money sent over by Mamere / Carol - we have made good use of it already, and here are some photos from a recent visit:

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira

Into a new year...

And it's a good thing I didn't make it my New Year's resolution to blog more often - or I would have failed miserably!

I'll start off with photos from Christmas, which we spent away on Waiheke Island - a great break from the hustle and bustle of our city and the suburbs.

So as you can see the girls had plenty of fun, and were spoiled rotten - it was very nice to have Nana for company too :)

Love from Jacquie, Roland, Erin & Keira