First job on the list was to give the females their selenium drench, however the girls were a little reluctant to come in (I think that when they see that we have visitors they start thinking " watch out if you go in the barn she will end up selling you"! ). Anyway, as some of the girls are still a little bit wary of Inca, I went to put the dogs into the house...only to find Velvet back out at the barn again before us (if you put them in via the back door then you need to ensure the front door is closed!). Now, you would think that I would have learnt from this...but no...I got all the females into the barn and...calm as you please... they all filed out the other end through an open door (there are five entrances...or exits depending on how you look at it...easily done!)
Eventually we did get the job completed, although we spent more time assessing fleece than actually drenching. Job complete, we moved on to halter training the last four weaners (Marco, Dougal, Angel and Paulo) who hadn't even had a halter on, never mind been led, but were amazing; walking right to the lane end and back on their first outing. I think the key to this was a) Sox is a brilliant trainer b) Carole and I were too busy talking alpaca to notice any protests.
Late afternoon my friend Claire arrived to visit...to visit Tyke it would seem...well she wasn't at all pleased that he is still at Mum and Dads (since our holidays)... and then when she found out that Lullaby had gone too...not best pleased! Anyway she eventually forgave me...and yes, you guessed, we went out for supper at the Fox and Pheasant. Not wanting to spoil a week of leisure, I met friends for lunch (and just one glass of wine!) today. I think my new found freedom, due to not bottle feeding Sox every four hours, has gone to my head...but I have bottle fed (firstly Lullaby then Sox) for 10 months in total (May until February) ...I think I deserve a bit of gallivanting!
Yesterday I received some photos from down under...photos of our gorgeous female Cambridge Stargazer...she is looking great I am so pleased with her. I really think that her and Beck Brow Explorer will complement each other well.