Quite sunny this morning and the alpacas looked a lot happier - it soon turned to rain though. After cleaning the church with mother I spent a good while walking up and down the new house paddock checking for anything poisonous or dangerous. I did find a pile of old staples and a few lords and ladies so dealt with them.
The paddock has a pig ark in it at the moment which was used a good while ago for some chickens. The Shepherd did look at it a bit sorrowfully when he came round and said it used to be his and so I am going to try to do a deal with him and see if I can swap back his pig ark for a couple of ducklings. You can see the pig ark in the photo which is up behind the 'orchard'. The orchard has two apple trees and a meddler waiting to go in - hopefully at the weekend if we get time. It is going to be a busy weekend as Carl is out with the Tractor boys chain sawing something or other over Woolland way. Then Sunday we are off to do our Alpaca husbandry visit - toe nails and cydectin. I hope we can then move some alpacas - providing Carl has had time to finish the fencing.
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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