Sunday, 5 July 2009

Cambo Village Fair

We have had another busy weekend, yesterday the boys had an outing to the nearby village of Cambo. We, well the alpacas to be precise, had been invited to the village fair which is an annual event. Hughie and Loki were only to pleased to oblige and it was a lovely day.

I was slightly worried how Hughie would be with strange dogs following his recent dog attack. I thought that as this was only a few hours it would be a good test and I could easily bring him home if he got worried. He was as good as gold and happily said hello to everyone and most of the dogs that came close enough. There were two or three dogs that he was very wary of, I can't say as I blamed him on one occasion, I asked the owner to move it away from the pen as they clearly had little control of it.

Despite it being a scorcher of a day, I sold some of our Barnacre knitwear, some Hughie ear rings and a few other bits and bobs. A good day was had by all and we already have an invitation for next year.

Today we have opened the next gate to allow the girls onto fresh grass, they love it. As usual Ursula and Angelus had a race to see who could get through first and Willow was last having to stop on route for a call of nature - they are so predictable!

We then cleaned, cut a few tuffy bits and harrowed their old paddock just in time for the heavens to open and the thunder to roll in. Great timing as this will help it to grow again.

We also managed to fit in a quick trip to another local fair, well more a dog show which has been organised by our farmer friends daughter, Marcia Thompson. We went on the quad as we were delivering some water and it was only down the road, through the ford and up a track. We came home having bought a rather nice orange cake which I hung on to for dear life all the way back!!

3 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Sounds like a busy time at Barnacre...how do you fit it all in !....that orange cake sounds lovely....you can keep the thunder storms down south...we are trying to hay-make !!!.......Jayne

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

I'm posting off the fleece tomorrow !....look out for it !!...Jayne

Debbie said...

I'll be looking out for it don't you worry! I'll also bring it home for you no problem.