Rain seems to have been the theme of the summer, and looks like continuing into the autumn. So to get us through the winter months, we have booked a holiday for February 2013. Okay, I know it's a long time away, but I can feel the Mauritian sun on my back already!
Yesterday was a productive day, having finished sorting through fleece, it is now on it's way to the Border Mill. It actually took me longer to sort out the haulage, than it did to skirt the fleece. But I managed to get 89 kilos sent for only £35...not bad eh (first quote was £212!!!). It was a case of more parcels of lighter weights being the cheapest in the end. I do find using Parcels2Go the best company for price comparison.
I also had a visit from two lovely ladies, who had rang to ask if they could purchase a small amount of fleece for spinning. The rain didn't dampen their spirits, and after feeding Sox and Lullaby, they went away having purchased two large throws, and with plans to purchase some males! Sometimes it is only when other people get excited about what you are doing, that it reminds you of how lucky you are!
We have given up all hope of Roma caring for Sox. Sometimes if Roma can't see her, she looks out for her, but then appears to be disappointed when she spots her..."dam still here!". Now, I know that you are going to think that I am making this up...but I swear that I have seen this on more that one occassion...Galaxy (Roma's mum) pushes Roma's head towards Sox when Sox is near to her...and then looks annoyed with Roma when Sox is ignored...but that's alpacas for you...and why we love them.
Everyone got their selenium drench at the weekend. The dark coloured alpacas have had Vit A,D&E, and all of the herd will start on monthly injections from the end of the month. Just a few more spit offs to do, and that feels like the end of the summer. Won't be long before I am mixing sugarbeet!