Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sucking on the Bottle!

It seems dreadful but today Carl had to top the new paddock.  It's just too long at the moment and the docks were beginning to erupt.  He does enjoy doing it though, he trundles round with his ear defenders in, grinning like an idiot and singing something about Daisy's bikini!

Another little confession - we ran out of goat's milk for Greeves on Monday morning and all they had was semi-skimmed so I had to revert to Lamblac.  I was worried today that I would be confronted with a runny bottom.  But no, in fact he has made his best ever weight gain.  He is now 11.5kg from 10.4kg on Sunday!  (Could be just my scales of course).  This morning we also hit a bit of a milestone as he actually sucked from the bottle.  It was painfully slow and we both almost fell asleep half way through - but he did it!  The rest of the day we were back to squirting but it is a start.  He is still a big fan of hay and I put a small bit outside the field shelter this afternoon to try to tempt him into the sun a bit more.

Mind you, his Mum, Lina, is also a hay fiend - with no desire to share!
This evening he was grazing at the top of the hill amongst the others which was good.
He's in there behind Flemenco! 
More thinking for the Great Western Region Alpaca Fleece Show this evening - preparing a little display and negotiating with my brother over a little something needed by Dominic Lane, the judge.  I am really looking forward to seeing him - I just hope it's the weather for Aviators as with this thing he needs, which I hope to get from my brother on Saturday, I feel he will resemble something from Girl's Aloud or perhaps it was Fergie from Black Eyed Peas!  Can't wait!


  1. Now if Dominic is dressing up as Cheryl Cole I think that might be worth a trip from Cumbria!

  2. Goooodness Me... Rosemary.....
    I've Gotta feel'in.......Boom..Boom...Pow...!
    What do you know about the Black Eyed Peas...!
    Ha! Yeah! Great Stuff...As they say....!
    mmmM! R&B...!
    Lovely photo's by the way.....! Keep On Truck'in.:-)