Friday 29 April 2016

Halter training

Bit of halter training this evening made a nice change from kitchen stuff.
The boys are off to their new home soon - they will be missed but it is time for them to go!

The kitchen is proving to be a mammoth operation and we have now reached the stage of no sink, no washing machine, no work surface - so it is salad followed by salad and it is not really the weather for it!

When it is done it will be lovely!

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Sapphire in heaven

The weekend saw a bit of an epic change for a little group of older girls.  They are a few we will not be breeding from again but I wanted them to still have a role to play and so they have become sheep nanny's.  This is a role they appear to love.  One of them is Sam's alpaca, Sapphire, and she is over the moon about her new role!  She is not normally an excitable alpaca but she was on Sunday!  There is a bank in the 10 acre field they are now in with the ewes and lambs and in the evenings the lambs love to bounce, charge and race all over the bank - Sapphire joined in!!  She pronked, she leapt, she charged!  Gangs of little lambs joined her and it was a site I wish I could have recorded.  The other alpacas with her are also very sprightly and constantly on look out so hopefully they will keep all the lambs safe.  Dire photo I am afraid!
Now Judi told me to slow down a bit and so I have - I spent ages today watching the little Dorpers, who remind me of dalmations!

Well - that is enough resting!  Two little boys to get ready to go to their new home and a drive to dig up!

Friday 8 April 2016

Just a quicky

Feels very cold at the moment and I am still in several jumpers for most of the time.  Lambing is almost over - just two hanging on until the bitter end.  Lots of lovely lambs jumping about - love the little Dorpers!

We are off to market tomorrow and then it is a rush back to move sheep and check over a sold alpaca ready for delivery next week.

Friday 1 April 2016

Every one is growing up

Off to Wales tomorrow to deliver four alpacas so today has been a dash round to check everybody is well sorted so there isn't too much to do in the morning.  We shall be getting back as quickly as possible though as my Dorper Sheep are due next week.  In fact, next week is looking busy already as I have to arrange another pre movement Tb test for another sold boy.  Little ones are all growing well but the two young lads haven't yet found a home - hopefully, they will do soon!

And little Flossie is just gorgeous!

And the lambs are growing up and playing like crazy - all very exciting!  Too many exclamation marks as usual.