Saturday 6 December 2008

Morpeth Farmers Market

Up and out early again today, Paul has had to get up earlier the last few weekends than he has during the week (and he doesn't like getting up)!

I did wonder if we would managed to get the trailer off the drive this morning as we still have the snow which has then froze, it was like sheet ice. We knew that once we got to the main roads it was OK but we were very careful and very slow but we got there without any issues - other than passing the gritter lorry down one of the little country lanes. It was worth it because he's been gritting.

The animals certainly went down well, as one would expect Hughie was in his element especially when the cameras came out. As you will see from the video clip a local reporter took he didn't miss out on any photo opportunity. Don't laugh at me, I hate doing things like this - public speaking is Paul's job!

It was a good day all in all and we were very grateful for all the people who complimented us on our animals and finished goods. With plenty of warm clothes on and my alpaca hat I didn't feel cold at all, I even had to take my hat off at one point.

Legend and Gianmarco's Masterpiece were glad to see Hughie and Loki back this evening, I'm sure Marky thinks that every time somebody leave the field it means this have a 'business appointment' if you get my meaning (!!), he doesn't like to think someone else is serving his ladies :-)


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Nice video !!...glad you were enjoying the interest you all created at the farmers market.

Can you tell me the secret about the alpaca fire bricks !!...I've got plenty of poo and like to do a bit recycling.....Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

The fire bricks are funny & a great way to get rid of the vast quantities of poo but they take ages to dry. Paul made a brick mold and you just pack in the poo (tightly) and press them out and leave them for months to dry (because our weather is so bad!).

They then burn like coal and rediate heat with no smell.

I would like to add it was Pauls idea but he's never made a single brick!!!!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Thanks Debbie for the secret insight into alpaca poo fire bricks !!....we might even give it a try, I've got plenty of poo here.. namely horse ...., cow ....,alpaca ...., and so on, just need something heavy to press it, I'll have a think...and no smell either, sound to good to be true, I'll let you know how we get on !! just in case theres a mad rush, you never know !!
Typical, good idea, male !, not manage to make a single brick !! Ha Ha !!need I say more.....Jayne