However, the van problem did mean that we had to take the trailer on Sunday when St Patrick was mobile mating. I am now waiting for the garage to sort out getting the van in for repair, as we have another busy weekend ahead. We are atttending Penrith Agricultural Show on Saturday and have more mobile matings on Sunday. We have now decided to hold off taking any more mobile mating bookings in addition to those already booked (unless very local) in order to be able to provide the best service both to the females that we have booked in and to our own girls (we give our boys at least 2 days off prior to mobile matings).
Explorer is still a little down, still missing Lucie, but is getting bettter. It is a shame that the 2 wethers, whom we have introduced as his 'friends' just ignore him. I am not going to tell him that we have decided to mate Lucie with St. Patrick. We are always undecided about when to mate maidens, but Lucie is well grown and very mature, whereas Roma (seen in the photo below) is smaller and still very much acts like a cria at times. So Lucie will get mated at 14 months of age, all the other 2010 females will wait until next spring.