Saturday, 23 April 2011

A day off sometime soon?

Click to least the herd get to relax!

There's been lots of talk about extended Easter breaks leading into Royal weddings and generally lots of rest and relaxation. Well, it doesn't seem to be happening around here. The people living and working in the countryside are obviously taking advantage of the good weather and work continues.

First we had an early visit from the farmer who rents some of our land. He arrived with a couple of trailer loads of ewes and lambs; very sweet. Then it was a call from the contractor that we use to bale our hay. Did we want some alpaca poo spread on this year's hay field...yes did seem a little ironic that I was picking up poo in the ajoining field!

This morning the females, after having their vitamin and mineral drench, got moved on to fresh grass next to the boys. Lady Gaga was being her usual flirty self. Only Anzac Almost Illegal (Almo) fell for it and got a firm rejection when he decided to shows some interest...not working yet...Almo still has a lot to learn.

Silverstream Galaxy starting to look swell...enjoying the new grass

Lady Gaga watching Stanstead teasing Almost Illegal...but not quite!

I am staying strong and still haven't let Waradene St Patrick start work on our own herd. The decision is getting more difficult as he have outside matings booked; If we don't give in soon we won't have his first cria of 2012! Blueberry Samauri Baheti is getting very bored waiting, especially so since Poppet has been weaned. Maybe sometime soon?

Blueberry Samurai Baheti...dreaming that her man will come soon!


  1. Looks like Stanstead is passing some secret information to Almo, maybe a mobile number?

  2. Lovely photos....of lovely content alpacas....maybe one day the humans, will get the opportunity to snooze in the afternoon !!.....Jayne

  3. That's a lovely picture of your herd in springtime.

  4. Love that photo of Baheti - relax Babe! Shirley & Robbie

  5. Everyone looks shiny with health, and so clean.

  6. Is it true that the dress was made from the finest British Alpaca fibre spun in Cumbria ?

    I shall consult my Royal correspondents - Sir Finian , lord of the shed. Kenzie - Duke of Paddock and Noah - Rear Admiral of the water collection system.