Saturday 14 February 2009

Who said romance is dead?

I take it all back, the extremely unromantic husband of mine bought me a cup of tea to bed this morning. I thought it was the start of things to come for the rest of the day, but no, it was to make sure I cooked him the full English breakfast I had offered yesterday!!

It has been a lovely sunny day and the snow is starting to melt, that hasn't stopped the girls eating their way through two bales of hay again today. The weanlings have been down the side of the house where there were bits of grass starting to reappear.

We did a spot of halter work, but the snow is not really the best for trying to get unimpressed weanlings to walk on the halter. At least I got the halter on Sienna which is a start. Hopefully conditions will be slightly better tomorrow and we can have another go. Today's gold star goes to Horatio, he was the most cooperative although by no means as good as any of last years 'first timers'.

For the first time in absolutely ages we got to have a walk over the local fields. We went to have a look at Alan's first two lambs of the year (sadly now only one). It doesn't look like it will be long before he has some playmates!

Regular readers will know that Saturday is weigh day for little Gaussian, and after holding my breath (Maple knows all about that), he is up to 15.9kg (just under 35lb) - yippee. I'm hoping that we should get over 16kg next week.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Yipee......Gaussian is getting there....Im waiting for the 16kg record.....Lovely to see, first lambs....I can smell spring in the air !!....although we are still under the white winter snow blanket, but it is melting !..Jayne

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