Wednesday 21 January 2009

Cleaning with the camera

As the weather has been lovely today, dry and sunny (although very cold) I thought I would take advantage and get out there with the muck truck again. It is a never ending job, but today I took the camera with me.

I was hoping to try and get some nice shots of our two white studs, Legend of Spartacus and Gianmarco's Masterpiece. They are growing fleece fast and look very impressive, but they didn't want to pose. It was either group shots or close up noses!

Nefertiti was game though, so here she is. She has a lovely dark brown fleece which has produced some fantastic yarn. I'm looking forward to getting some knitting in the shop using her fleece. I am really pleased that I am able to show customers who their garment came from and a bit about them, I think it adds so much value and uniqueness.

Gaussian has been a really pain today and not wanted his milk, the glucose novelty seems to have worn off already. A fellow blogger, Jayne from Zanzibah Alpacas has posted me down some liquid feed to try him on so fingers crossed that will help. You can read about Jayne and her animals on her blog:


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Debbie ....thanks for the mention, I hope it works out for you, as good as it did for me !
providing you can get him to take it, although I had no problems, and they actually liked it, I used to mix it with a little molasses, they seem to really like that, so you could give it a try if you fancy !!....I know you will try anything, if it helps....nice photos.......Jayne

Alpaca Granny said...

I have a 4 month old that makes me think of Gussain. I have the formula on my blog that I'm using. He absolutely wouldn't drink from a bottle.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I've just been reading about your little man - sounds just like Gaussian and his mum Geena. He looks like he's doing well now, Guassian will get weighed tomorrow so fingers crossed!