I am so cold, I can't feel my fingers! Still no camera which is the reason for a lack of blogging but I decided it has been so long I had better just use phone pictures for now - apologies for the lack of quality! We went out for a curry last night at Henstridge which was really very good - lots of alpaca talk and hearing about a series of unfortunate events made for a very good evening!
I have been knitting but have had to take a break until the fire is lit. It always seems a waste during the day as I am in and out checking animals but knitting with cold hands is difficult! Another pair of fingerless gloves are now finished and I am really pleased with the new yarn. It is a mix of Greeves, white cria and a black from Slash (renamed by his soon to be new owners) and is vey soft.
Sheep are now getting close to lambing - 4th March for the first few and then a little gap before everyone else. This weekend will be busy getting ready for that - and we have a birthday to go to.
Alpacas are all well. No one is due until the end of July so it is a quiet time with them. Nothing much happening except we are starting to think about Ellingham Show with the first obstacle being finding a judge! I am now going to go up the hill and, no doubt, break water in the troughs again. I have a great house breaking tool which I found and it does the job very well! I shall also attempt animal photos on the phone.
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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