Sunday 10 May 2009

Paul & the team return victorious

It seems to have been a really long weekend here knowing I was missing out on the National Show - I didn't miss sleeping thin the cold tent though!

Paul had a good run back with the show team and was home for around 6pm with our haul of 6 rosettes; we are so pleased. We have come away with a second, two thirds, a fourth and two fifths, not bad out of six animals entered and three fleeces.

I have a query for any of you judges out there. Our white stud, Legend of Spartacus was awarded third place in the intermediate white fleece class, but he had exactly the same points as the fleece in second place, so why were they not joint second. Is there a decided factor that puts one above the other in the event of a tie?

The girls in particular were glad to get home and tucked into the first bit of grass they saw. The weanlings have moved onto fresh pasture this evening as a treat so I doubt there will be much sleeping going on in their field tonight.

Hughie was so pleased to see Loki return, he has been really miserable the last couple of days without him. They are really close having grown up together and are never very far apart. It is the first time they had been separated and Hughie didn't like it one bit.

Despite me having serious words with all three overdue girls this morning and the sun shining they have all remained crossed legged. I just knew they would, if I'd left to go to the National Show it would have been a different story.


Patou Alpacas said...

Well done guys, good result!

Perry Wheeler said...

Nice one!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Thanks, just a shame I didn't get to see it - and still no movement from the girls in question!

Lucy said...

Well done indeed. That is very good news. What is this blogging group doing taking over the alpaca show world with modest (but very mighty) herds??!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations on your Success !!...well done to all at Barnacre !! babies typical !..if you had left them you know what would have happened !!...nice to know that Paul survived the tent !!....Jayne

Alpaca Granny said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! I know that it's not the end all, but is mighty satisfying to get them.