Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Bye Minnie Moo!
Although the weather has been lovely here (doesn't sunshine and mud free paddocks make you feel sooo good) the photo above wasn't taken this week; but is from a couple of summers ago. This is Robyn and Minnie. Minnie...registered as Fallowfield Minerva...know at Beck Brow as Minnie Moo...is our herd mascot...she features on our business cards and is in our advertisements (see Alpaca Culture)...she has also been sold! I know she is so very sweet, but our breeding plans have moved on since she came to us as a cria at foot in 2009...and when a client wanted a very friendly alpaca to add to her small herd, Minnie Moo seemed perfect. So Minnie was delivered to Jane on Monday afternoon...and from reports; both are rather happy with the arrangement. And if Minnie (who is pregnant to Waradene St Patrick of EPC) has another cria as gorgeous as Marco this will be the icing on the cake for her new owner!
The socialising has continued; I am now on day twelve of eating out (well yesterday didn't really count. I just happened to be at Amanda's at lunchtime rather than I got invited!). I have coffee dates booked for Thursday and Friday, and dinner booked for Saturday night. Lunch is now arranged for Monday, but I may have to do some cooking on Sunday it seems. Unfortunately my waist line is suffering...I have two weeks to lose enough weight to get into some black trousers ready for stewarding duty at the Futurity...otherwise its going to be a black and white kaftan!
Amongst the meals out was a five course Sunday lunch at the Sharrow Bay Hotel on Lake Ullswater. This was to celebrate Bev and Andy's wedding anniversary, and was followed by some halter training for their boys (Dougal and Hamish); who will be getting delivered to them next month. Halter training is a dream this year with Sox as the trainer...
Right to get some photos of Bev and Andy...make sure the hats on straight Andy
Come on Andy what are you and Hamish doing?...
Paul and Sox out of the way please...
The visit to Amanda's yesterday was to do some halter training with some of her cria. Florens Davinci (sire our Waradene St Patrick of EPC) is coming with us to the Futurity, but still needs a little work on his walking (bit like my waist line... and time is running out). Amanda then returned the favour and helped with some halter training here; but as luck would have it, Beck Brow Paulo (also a St Patrick cria) who is our young entry, loves been on the halter and tries to come out with every group. It is a relief that he is so confident, as he is very quiet and is just over six months, I was wondering if he would be happy away from home. However, I think that he is going to be another Explorer, who loves being out and about and showing off...and they will have each other for company!
Short blog as I have invited Mum, Dad, Robyn and Craig for tea...just to show that I can still cook!