Monday, 29 November 2010

Photo Shoot

It has been VERY cold today, frozen poo made field clearing a bit of a chore this morning.  I let some of the alpacas into the barn this morning for a quick check and they were not at all keen to go back out again!
Barnaby Rudge and Barry Norton were in their best posing moods - which was good as the vet popped round to take some photos which he wanted for a calendar the surgery is producing.
Here is Barnaby looking cute - and Barry below.  Hope the vet did better as I only succeeded in chopping their ears off!
Whilst he was here I got him to have a look at Greeves.  This was no mean feat with Lina on guard.  It was fine as long as I held Greeves and he stood on the other side of the fence but there was no way Lina was having him in the paddock with her baby!  Heart, lungs all fine so we are doing a few tests to see if anything shows up.  Greeves looks fine and charges up and down the hill, he is just very thin still.

We still have no proper snow although one small flake did dance across the Mule windscreen this afternoon.  Sam has put his desire for snow on hold for a day as tomorrow he is going on a college trip to an abattoir - highlight of his week!  I hope he doesn't go as pale as he did when poor Mossop breathed his last breath!

 . . . and we have had our oil delivered so tonight the heating is getting a rare airing!  Woodburner and radiators, wonderful!!  It is so lovely and warm I am going to try to update the website with new pictures, shearing page, stud page  . . . it will probably take all week!


  1. Grey haired neighbour29 November 2010 at 11:36

    Calendar girls, eh?
    Poor Sam, that doesn't sound much fun.
    Do you need a vegetarian cook book, Rosemary?

  2. One snow flake, lucky you, I measure the snow on our garden table, 48 cms! No chance of poo picking sucessfully here again.