Very sorry about the lack of blogging but Carl has had some time off work so we have been having a holiday. Mauritius? Greek Islands? Scuba diving in the Alps, belly dancing in Morecombe . . No, we stayed at home and tackled a long job list! And we are very pleased with ourselves as we now have a wood burner (not quite working yet and took a while as there was no chimney), all alpacas body scored (some fat) and toe nails trimmed, received visitors (well the alpacas have, not us), fenced, moved sheep, visited a place I will tell you more about another time, moved field shelters. It does not sound much now I have written it down but it felt like a lot! We tried to take a trip up north but just ran out of time.
This morning I moved the boys into their winter quarters which was slightly dodgy as they had to run past Dude - Alf and Dude were desperate for a bit of a go at each other, Yossarian was leaping around like a maniac and Greeves was trying to get in with the girls. Harry just didn't know which way to turn! After much puffing and panting we got there.There was then a great deal of posing at the fence
Marching in the manner or Reservoir Dogs
I then went to check the sheep and as usual Two Tone and the other pet sheep charged over for some serious back rubbing. I was bending over to get a bit of weight behind the back rubbing when I noticed another sheep appearing just behind me - couldn't believe it when I turned round as it was the leader of the Scottish Black Face gang! They were, at first (the other three still are) very flighty and I had to seriously focus on not reaching out to touch her - which was very tempting. One day, when she has gained confidence maybe she will accept a tickle in the field - that would be a wonderful achievement.
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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