Sunday 4 October 2009

A delivery from Alan (farmer friend)

We started the morning with weighing the youngsters, their weight gain is beginning to slow down now. I'm not sure if it is because the fed value of the grass is reducing or the fact that they spent most of Friday and Saturday sheltering from the horrible weather and not doing much grazing.

Next on the list was spit offs, as I suspected Milly decided to sit, the other four appear to be holding nicely so I will have them scanned towards the end of the month. Gianmarco's Masterpiece took full advantage of the situation and did the business with Milly. Hopefully she will take this time.

Whilst I was attending to this job Paul cleaned the boys field, he only did it because I said we could have elevenses when we'd finished!

The alpacas have had visitors this afternoon. Jean and Wesley Turnbull who organise the Otterburn Festival, came over with one of their daughters and her children. Everyone enjoyed it, alpacas and visitors alike.

We also had a visit from Alan and his manitou (forklift), he was carrying part of a bridge! In the floods we had in Morpeth last September our nearby rive bridge was washed away. The council have finally replaced it and the remains of the old one recovered. I had said in passing that the steps would be handy so Alan kindly delivered them - I now need to work out what handy job they are going to do!!!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Oh... Debbie, you sometimes put your foot in it.....runaway alpaca...and all that sort of thing..Im sure you will find a use for your new steps !....Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Don't I just. I think one end will make a very posh sty to get from one field to the other!