Saturday 18 April 2009

Gianmarco declares spring

It has been another busy day at Barnacre, there really aren't enough hours in the day.

All the fields got a thorough clean this morning, including the sheep's which is always so much messier than the alpacas. We have a bit of a collection of manure now as I've not seen any of our regular collectors for a couple of weeks.

Gianmarco's Masterpiece got his first bit of action of the year today and boy did he get excited. He only got one go at mating last year so I'm sure he has been dreaming about this moment all winter. It took him a little while to get in position having tried a sideways position first - ok, ok, I know, but he's only young and he soon realised he wasn't where he should be!

I was hoping that having Molly and Marky mating next to her it may encourage Alice to sit for Legend but that didn't work. Legend got to look on and take notes for his inauguration hopefully next week.

Talking of Gianmarco's Masterpiece there is gorgeous close up shot of his face on page 60 of this quarters Alpaca World Magazine. He is the face of Camelibra, they use his picture in their advertising; so we are not the only ones who think he's special!!


Rob @ Wellground said...

Well done Marky. You show that young lad how it's done....

Lucy said...

LOL! Your youngsters are having fun. Which pic is GM? Is it the close up of the nose is he one of the two further away pacas? Lovely nose if it is his - very furry.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Marky is the close up nose, I didn't actually know they used him until the Futurity and I was looking at their leaflet!