Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Civil Engineering

Only a short blog tonight as I have a stinking headache and am off to bed early.

Our thaw is thankfully continuing albeit slowly. There is still no sign of grass in the girls paddock but there was a rather large puddle right next to one side of the girls shelter.

Not wanting the water to end up in the field shelter I carried out a spot of civil engineering to move the water on. I dug a channel through the ice and snow so that the water would drain off into an area I have fenced off.

The girls were initially very intrigued with what I was up to and I had about 20 pairs of eyes glued to me for a while. Imala was not very happy about stepping over the very small stream and hummed to her friends in the shelter for reassurance before building up the courage to step over.

The wind has really picked up so hopefully that will help blow more water away.

3 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

The mega melt has started up here..hope you're coping with it too....Jayne

Mark said...

First the melt, then the slush, then the sludge, the the mud!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I'm not looking forward to the mud, it's going to be bad :-(