Early yesterday morning I was here by the window in the bedroom when some loud coughing startled me as I thought no body was around. Looking out the window there was nobody there. Strange as the coughing was quite loud. There had to be something hiding in the leafy growth below.
Sure enough right beside the wall of the house under a lot of litter and leaves is a hedgehog's nest.( once before many years ago quite near this spot there was another similar nest that babies emerged from eventually. ) So I will be keeping a close eye ( and ear ) on activities below my bedroom window.( hedgehogs are very vocal creatures who make incredible noises if fighting or mating )
Yesterday the weather began to improve - I got a full afternoons work done thinning kiwifruit. In the morning despite a few brief showers, I picked veges that were ready in the garden.
At last the tomatoes are ripening and today we have sun. Yes sun, that Summer stuff. I'm outside now for the rest of the day.
New Zealand – Queenstown to Haast
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