Robyn is on farm watch tomorrow, so I was hoping that Lucie would birth today, however with a thunder storm going at the moment, maybe not! Tomorrow is a big day for Beck Brow Snooty Boots ( sire: Waradene St Patrick of EPC). She will be going to Yorkshire to visit the multiple fawn championship winning male; Fowberry Nobility.
We did have a birth yesterday. Blueberry Renatta (Best of British Champion at Nothumberland Show 2011) had a trouble free birth. Although mated to St Patrick, I was anticipating a white from Renatta, due to her pedigree. However, St Pat has done it again and we have a lovely light fawn (possibly beige) male.
The old muscles are aching a bit today...a bit too much dancing and a late night are to blame. When you live in the middle of nowhere, as we do...it's a bit of a treat to be invited to a big bash in the field next door. The marquees (yes plural) have been going up all week, the dance floor was laid, the bar installed and the band warmed up. And what a do it was...great fun. There was even a photographer from Cumbria Life taking photos!
If you imagine that we are in the heart of farming country in Cumbria, and our neighbours organise shooting parties, then you will guess that they were not many vegetarians present. In fact the set menu was sirloin steak. Therefore, I did have to smile when it was announced over the mic "would the person who ordered salmon please make themselves known" how to feel like a leper!
We (myself, Paul, Robyn and Craig) popped home to feed Lullaby at 10.30 pm to see the funniest thing...10 cria pronking around the paddock to Lady Gaga's Fine Romance!! With a massive firework display at midnigh, I am sure the alpacas had a fab party too (they just stand watching the fireworks...it's amazing how somethings don't faze them at all, and a stray cat has them having a dizzy fit )