Monday 16 March 2009

Happy Birthday Ursula

First job of the morning was to sing Happy Birthday to Ursula who is two today. She is a real character and so lovable, I can't believe she is two already.

At two years old Ursula has grown into a fantastic young lady, and she was actually mated to our own Golden Guinea at the back end of the summer, but as the BTV movement restrictions meant we couldn't get Guinea up until late she only got one try. She did spit off after the event but I don't think she is actually pregnant.

Being a maiden I don't think Ursula knew how to react, plus she is Mary's daughter who is very difficult to predict at mating time. I've not carried out any spit off's yet this year but think Ursula will be one of the first to try before getting the vet out to scan her!

I have also decided that the time is right today to put Aodhfin and Barnaby up for sale. These are two of last years babies who were weaned at the end of last year. They both have fantastically soft, fine, dense fleeces which I know will make great yarn.

They are the best of friends and actually half brothers who I will not separate. Aodhfin is the talkative friendly chap whilst Barnaby, despite being the older of the two, follows him around.

These boys will make great pets and fleece producers for the very lucky new owners.


Patou Alpacas said...

Now you've done it. Cue tears on the sale of those two!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I know tissues at the ready!

Alpaca Granny said...

I do love my fiber boys and hate to let them go.