Author Archives: Ian

About Ian

I am a New Zealand and EC citizen, living and working in Hastings in the North Island of New Zealand. On March 5th in 2004 I retired from exactly 30 years with IBM UK Ltd, working in the Hursley software development lab near Winchester in the south of England. I am now an IBM Distinguished Engineer emeritus, working to my own agenda while retaining access to my colleagues and information inside IBM.

Karola’s Sheep Families

XHTML Header: The Sudoku Family 2009 – Lambs 671 ram 672 904, ram 673 946 674 ram 675 ram, ram 676 915, ram 677 911, 912 bad mother who died 678 ram 679 917, ram – 2010 – Lambs 671 … Continue reading

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Lambs Drenched and Put Into (Part Of) The Orchard

I put up electric fence on the edge of the peach block nearest us. The verge there is quite wide and has lots of grass and mallow and other sheepish weeds. Karola and I then drenched all 49 lambs (Cydectin, … Continue reading

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Photos Of The Refurbished Orchard Back Fence

The gate onto McNab road with extra padlock mending the chain. Distinctive railings put in some time back to allow easy climbing of fence when gates are locked. Extra (fifth) batten added between each pair of posts and broken battens … Continue reading

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Karola’s Lambs – Drenched Today

Karola got her lambs into the portable yards and we drenched them all with Cydectin (meat withholding of ten days).

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End Of Edward Longshanks

I had to dispose of a wether lamb – one that has been pretty wretched for a while and one that Karola expected would die. I dug the grave and went out to fetch the corpse only to find it … Continue reading

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Photos of use of the portable yards from TaylorMade.

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Wether Lambs Drenched

We drenched all 26 remaining wethers with Cydectin (meat withholding ten days). We checked off the numbers even though seven (7) have managed to lose their button eartags: #103, #112, #122, #125, #132, #134, #135, #137, #138, #140, #142, #147, … Continue reading

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Wethers #110, #118, #153 Have Died

We returned from Wellington today to find another three wether lamb deaths in the last week: #110, #118, and #153 – the cause of death uncertain. In case it’s worms we’ll drench all the wether lambs ASAP. We looked over … Continue reading

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Ram Dead, One Wether Lamb Dead

The ram died today. Gary & Frances came round with a cousin child and Gary opened up the ram and Karola took pictures. The ram was very ill indeed. Huge bruising down one side as if he’d been hit or … Continue reading

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Karola Big Shed Project

Karola would like a new gutter and water tank for the Big Shed in the orchard. Take down red cast iron square tank and its stand by the old wash house Build a new tank stand up by the Big … Continue reading

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