Monday 24 May 2010

Where's the best shelter

The temperature has dropped considerably here today, to be honest I think it was a welcome relief for most. As I type this it is actually spitting with rain, the ground desperately needs it but it doesn't look like it is going to come to much.

Gabby has just ran off in search of the best shelter from the rain in their new field - they have got a field shelter in there, but it looks like she prefers the tree line as she hasn't ventured as far as the man made structure!

The babies are continuing to gain weight at a very impressive rate, in fact in three days Lucia has put on over a kilo and holds the record of biggest gain weight at day three of all of our Barnacre cria born to date!

Talking of weight gain I thought I would just share this picture of Chiquita with you that I took the other day. She is a only a small girl and as you can see she has a very large baby bulge already. She isn't actually due until July so I hope this baby doesn't get too big. Loki has been posturing to Mr Guinea the last few days, it is really quite funny to watch, bearing in mind Loki has been a bit of a wuss up until now. He stands at the fence looking all butch with his tail up flashing his rather large assets. I was planning on putting the boys back together once Hughie had fully heeled but I'm not so sure that will be possible now.


Patou Alpacas said...

What a lovely bump!

Rosemary said...

Funny how they like the hedges best! Our girls were most disappointed when we double fenced the hedge row so they couldn't get to it! Lovely picture of Chiquita.