Tuesday 22 March 2016

A bit of sun - camera comes out!

Bit of sun today which was very good for the lambs but it looks like rain is on the way.  Thought I would get a few alpaca photos in before the rain arrived.

And one of the cat who is supposed to be a stray but has taken up residence!

Yesterday was pre movement Tb testing on four sold alpacas - hopefully, on their way to a lovely new home very soon.  I got home afterwards to a message that another sale was confirmed so that is another to test!

Thursday 17 March 2016

The Badgers are here!

My car is jinxed - now it appears to have a tyre problem (thank you GHN for spotting that).  Regardless, we soldier on and last night I acquired a few little badgers - - the sheep variety!

Lambs are all growing up - some of the Southdown crosses look like little old men!

The sun coming out has made life far easier - hopefully, no rain for a while, and things will dry out!
Despite not mentioning them, things have not been quiet on the alpaca front and four should be going to a lovely new home very soon - more on that another time as now I must whip off and check for new lambs!

Saturday 12 March 2016

Mostly about my car

Sorry, this is not really alpaca or sheep related!  Lambing continues - nearing the end now although I do have the 4 Dorpers at the beginning of April.  Alpacas are ticking along nicely - they have had two visitors in the last week, something Trouble enjoys immensely.

Real subject of this blog, though, is cars - my car to be more precise!  Eight days ago - a day etched in my mind - my shopping was stolen from my car whilst parked at the field.  This made me hopping mad but I blamed myself as I was carrying a sick lamb and various other bits so locked the car but did not check the boot and the central locking can be erratic.  I assumed it was my fault and the boot had bee unlocked as they had obviously got in through the boot.  They had left a £400 camera on the floor in the front and, incidentally, a £10 note in the side pocket - I think I disturbed them coming up the track as I did hear someone whistle.  Anyway, cross as I was, I blamed myself.

Well - today Carl went to get something from my car and this is what he sported on the passenger door - Eight days ago and I had not noticed it!

It wasn't my fault!!  They had taken a screwdriver or some such and made a hole which enabled them to open the locked boot.

Now I need a new door!!

Monday 7 March 2016


I know the blog has got behind!  I have been lambing and fitting in alpaca vistors around it.  Hopefully, things will calm down soon but for now here are a few photos of some of the lambs!

The weather has been a bit of a challenge and I have taken to carrying a water bottle round with me under my jacket - sun showed itself for a bit today though so, hopefully, things are picking up!