Thursday, 1 January 2015

Goodbye 2014 and welcome to 2015!

2014 over and not a bad year apart from the loss of Bert.  That was one of the most traumatic moments of my life and I did nearly give up at that point.  I do miss her still but I think it was her time to go and I think she was starting to suffer and it was not fair to keep her going - I hope I am right.

Apart from Bert, the year went fairly well, all things considered.  With moving here in January we didn't achieve quite as much as we hoped but we've not done too badly.

Several animals have moved on to new homes - Dude and Emily went the farthest, Dippy just went down the road, Bea and Gloria, Rupert and Sam's two boys had farther to travel.  Caedmon and Dobby were difficult to part with having been our first two alpacas and, of course, little Slug was a difficult one to see go but he was a lamb who could not have gone to slaughter!  Most of the lambs went but some were kept for breeding.
Lambs everywhere

Bert - still well and enjoying life

Sun in April made everyone relaxed and happy (apart from the flies which were dreadful!).
Strawberries and lambs growing well - followed by Swallows!


Not long then until hay making!  With a bit of lazing around in between - and a lot of shearing!
Ellingham Show came in here somewhere - as did halter training.
Nearly up to date now!  Just a quick mention of the arrival of the Southdowns and Leaf - the Southdown ram
So now the pasture is less lush by a long way,  the wind is howling and we are tucked up on the settee earlier than we were then!
I am not being lazy though as December saw the arrival of my new yarn and I am knitting like mad before the lambs and cria start to arrive again!
A very happy New Year to you all - thank you for following my blog for another year.  I am looking forward to 2015 - I am ever hopeful that I will one day complete my job list but I don't think that is likely!!


  1. Forgot to mention Carl's Christmas present! Have to do that next time - and how I could forget I don't know as he has not stopped going on about it!