Thursday 16 July 2009

Spit off in the rain

After a nice morning the heavens have opened this afternoon and it has tipped it down. I had three spit offs that needed doing today and as the three girls concerned have been quite high maintenance with their previous spit offs I thought I would wait until Paul was home.

Kate as I expected went mad and spat and ran like crazy. That is two pregnancy spits she has done now so fingers crossed she is holding her pregnancy to Golden Guinea. It will be interesting to see what we get from a brown and a grey bearing in mind we have had a bit of a multi coloured girl from her this year.

Next up was Ursula, she ran round the pen and rebuffed Guinea's advances. This was an ovulation spit off, so hopefully that means that she had ovulated, however as she has been spitting off most of the winter when she wasn't pregnant I will reserve judgement on this one!

Finally was the turn of Imala, last week at her ovulation spit she tried to flatten poor Guinea. This week was not so conclusive, she tried to get out of the pen but never spat having spat last week. Guinea was unable to get her down though, she locked her legs and refused which is not how she was before she was mated so I am hopeful. I will test her again next week and see what happens.

I have also been skirting my fleeces for the Kelso show today. Baby fleeces take ages, why do they insist in collecting so many 'bits'. My dad has made me a fantastic skirting table, it works a treat dad (mum can you pass that on). Knowing how dad struggles with his hand it must have taken him hours and no doubt the air was blue during the construction.


janet (mum) said...

It took him two days,so that was not too bad. He likes to think he can still help a bit where possible, and not too much cursing.Really pleased it is ok.xx

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Debbie,
I just gave up with Zanubis !!.. I hope that Im not too shown up with the competition....!! I haven't got a table, but I did use some mesh !! was nice of your dad to make you a table...Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Horatio's was (still is) a nightmare but that's what happens with baby fleeces. You could spend forever picking and still find things!