Tuesday 5 April 2011

Lambing live

Well we are now fully moved in to the mouse house with our possessions scattered all over the place!  Today BT managed to get the phone sorted out, only 5 days late and numerous phone calls later, I'm hoping that the broadband will be on on Thursday; until then I am reliant on a dongle. 

The dongle means that I have to hang out of the window, stand on one leg and smile sweetly to the thing; then if you are lucky it works.  Needless to say this wont be a long blog.

I thought I'd better make the effort as you all might have thought I'd vanished into the container along with our furniture.

It has been a really hectic couple of weeks and there is no sign of things slowing down.  Our first two alpacas to birth are at 326 days so not long left now.  In fact Sienna is starting to get a little milk coming so I'm guessing she'll be first.

I have been helping Alan with lambing today.  I do enjoy it, there's something about a lamb that is all cute and makes you feel good.  There have been a few that needed a little TLC, after a cold night there were a couple of little lambs that needed to come in.

This afternoon I did the field rounds on my own and came across a ewe with a rather stuck looking lamb.  All that was visible was a bit of nose and a googly eye.  I eventually managed to locate both feet and after a lot of persuasion I managed to pull out the lamb shortly followed by it's twin.  Phew I thought I was going to have to admit defeat!


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Welcome back, and well done on the lambing.

Perry Wheeler said...

Good to see you back.
Well done with your delivery.

Patou Alpacas said...

Thought you'd be having connection problems. Nice to see you back and well done with the lambing.

I think Kate Humble needs to calm down a bit!!

Rosemary said...

Great to have you back - thought the lack of blogging might be dongle related!
Well done with the lambing!

janet said...

Really pleased your phone is back at long last and nice to have you back. Looking forward to this years cria being born,its so exciting as well as a nervous time.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're sorted out with telecommunications! Lovely to hear about the lambs. See you soon.

A Mini Beginning said...

Congrats on the lambs! SOuds like you were in the right place at the right time!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

You have been missed ! Glad to hear your haven't been stuck in the container...all this time ! Well done helping the little lambs....delivery !.....Jayne