The weather is glorious and like most farmers up and down the country haymaking is in full swing. All being well we will have 15 acres baled up tomorrow afternoon. Some of the pregnant females are finding the heat a bit much, depending on their colour. The herd was split into three groups this afternoon; blacks and dark browns in the shelter, fawns by the water troughs and whites sunbathing in the middle of the paddock!
On Saturday we took three of the boys to Skelton Show along with some products. We had a great day with lots of interest in the alpacas (Kate Humble has done a lot for the alpaca industry!). Two of the boys are now sold and the third we are keeping (Explorer's half brother). We were rather surprised when we heard that we had been awarded the best medium sized trade stand and were given a plaque to display. However, we were even more delighted to hear that we had won the Championship Cup for the best stand in show...as I have just had to return Explorers Supreme Champion trophy to Westmorland it is great to have some silver wear to replace it!