Sunday 5 August 2012

Fencing, friends, family and fun

Today has been another busy day, after yesterdays fencing activities with my brother and his family and the Pearson family Paul and my brother had planned to get some of the netting on this morning.  However heavy rain this morning meant attention was temporarily switched to drainage before we were swimming outside the back door!

Despite the additional job by the end of the day we have got the next bit of netting on and the posts on the left hand side come right the way down to the culvert which is great.  We have more gates on order and hopefully Paul and I will get them fitted this week along with a little more fencing.

This afternoon we had a visit from a family thinking of beginning a life with alpacas.  It is always nice to be able to share you enthusiasm with perspective new owners and see the pleasure they gain from these wonderful animals.

Despite the thunder, lightening and torrential rain I did manage to get some of the babies weighed tonight and they continue to grow nicely.  Geena's little boy is enjoying is bottle top up and seems happy to take it from anyone which is always a good thing.  Over the weekend he has taken it from my 4 year old niece Faith and Gill (Pearson). 

The goats are really at home with us now too and have completely settled.  I love them and it is pretty clear to see that Paul does too, despite the fact he wasn't in the slightest bit interested in them when I first mentioned them.  He is enjoying feeding them carrot and tree!
He was even happy to let one of the boys climb up to get the carrot - some things can get away with murder. 


Rosemary said...

The goats do look good!
If only the weather would sort itself out!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

What's going on... is Paul suffering from Goatitis !!.....Jayne