Saturday 5 June 2010

Visitors and swapsies

We had a visit from a lovely couple Phil & Wendy this morning who were wanting to see the alpacas, they actually thought we had a shop and cafe - maybe one day! So they were a bit surprised when they drove down our dead end lane and only came across me cleaning the fields.

Any excuse to talk alpaca, I invited them in to see the girls and their babies and I showed them some of our produce.

They went home with some of our knitwear they purchased and lots more knowledge of alpacas. Phil & Wendy are hoping to move to Scotland in the near future and maybe have some alpacas, so good luck with the house sale guys.

Since then I have finished cleaning the boys fields and they have moved onto fresh grass which went down well. Their old fields have been harrowed and one had the buttercups massacred so if the rain we have forecast for tomorrow arrives they should shoot up again.

Following the recent birth of Kazuo we have mated his mum Alice, we have put her to Legend of Spartacus this year so we can compare against her Gianmarco's Masterpiece cria from this year who is fabulous.

Mary wasn't interested in being mated today, in previous years it has taken her weeks to be interested in the boys after giving birth. She only seems to like the dark ones too, this may be because she is black.

We have been doing a bit of trading today with Brick, a friend who keeps hens. We swapped some lamb for four hens to put in our new hen house. One of the Light Sussex is obviously happy with her new home as she laid me an egg this evening.


Shirley said...

Hi Debbie, Always good to see visitors. We had two Lithuanians call one evening this week desperate to see Alpacas up close!

Thanks for your comment about 'Stop it Oil' - where do you buy it, On-line, animal shops maybe?

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Hiya Shirley

I buy the Stop it Oil on-line, here is the link

It is good for alsorts of things!

Shirley said...