Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Providing neighbour entertainment

It is usually the alpacas providing the entertainment not me, but I have been busy making 'bricks' today much to the amusement of one of my neighbours - that's the downside of the field that the girls are enjoying at the minute, anyone walking up the lane can see me collecting poo! It's one thing doing it with the machine but another crouching down putting it in a mould. With all this hot weather they shouldn't take too long to dry out.

Ochre, our first Golden Guinea cria was offering assistance. He is almost a month old now and thankfully has inherited his dads pleasant character. His mum Kate (our grey) has a very large chip on her shoulder!!

All seven cria are doing well and gaining weight nicely, the oldest Kazuo (five and a half weeks) weighed in this evening at 19.1kg, at this rate everyone should be weaned early this year. We usually have one that gains slower than the others but thankfully so far they are all gaining plenty of weight. Hopefully it will stay this way.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Oh no, now you have reminded me of another job!!
I don't know how you do it all, Debbie!