Sunday, 22 April 2012

We are still here and working very hard! (Paul)

Hi everyone,

Sorry about the lack of blogging, it is crazy here! Lambing, fencing, Wesley (our prize Blackie rup/ram nearly a gonner yesterday night), foster lambs, alpacas having a stream of visitors...a peaceful country life??!!  No chance!

As you can tell by the time of this posting time has yet again past us by today.  Just to prove there is life at Barnacre Alpacas here at Liberty Hill Farm, I took this picture from my cosy tractor cab this afternoon.  Here you can see Dave, Debbie and then at the back Janet (mother-in-law) all getting very wet fencing in the rain this afternoon.  The weather was pretty bad and so I had to shut the sun roof in the tractor cab, terrible!

Debbie and I are enjoying discovering all the different animal life here on the hill.  I'm sure you remember hearing about the curlews, skylarks, short eared owl, buzzards, voles, mice, pied wagtail, chaffinches, goldfinches and fox. Well yesterday a barn owl was swooping over the sheep field and today I saw a lizard as you can see below!  I'm no lizard expert so can anyone tell us what it is? It was about 4 inches or 15 centrimetres long.

1 comment:

Judi said...

Hi Paul, so glad to hear that YOU managed to remain dry yesterday! Is the cab strictly reserved for "management"?!

Your lizard is a common lizard, though less common these days than it used to be! There are, I believe only 2 native lizards, the other is the sand lizard.

Hope you manage to keep dry today...and maybe Debbie too?!