Very windy today and the feed bucket blew out of my hand - full of feed of course - and careered down the hill, chased by Bianca (one way of getting her to run I suppose!). The sheep were very naughty. It is good to have them very friendly most of the time but when I am taking hay in and they are all pushing and shoving me it is not quite so pleasant - I ended up drenched and in the mud! I was told that if you smile at sheep they like it so have been grinning inanely at them for a while now. I am not sure if that has made them very friendly or it is just that they are so used to me but they do stare at me in a very quizzical fashion.
I took pity on Trouble this afternoon, the bottle fed, as it was so horrible in the fields. I made her up a little bottle but she only really drank half of it. I think she just likes a bit of a chat every now and again!
The worst thing of all at the moment is the mud - acres of it - and I have lots of toenails that need doing. This is what I dream of at the moment not a Veyron, it would only get stuck in the mud, http://barnacre-alpacas.blogspot.com/2011/11/counting-sheep.html !!!
A barn with a concrete floor!
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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