Sunday 1 August 2010

A treat for the girls and Mr Guinea

Well that is the end of another weekend and it's now August, can you believe it.

We have been busy moving animals on to fresh grass today, the rain we had last week has really helped to green things up and get the grass moving again. This morning after we had spat off Star, who spat off at poor Loki very convincing the recently mated maidens moved over the fence to the very lush looking fresh grass. This afternoon it was the turn of the main herd to get fresh grass.

As a treat for Mr Guinea being such a good boy at the show yesterday he got to mate Chiquita. Not until he had done four spit offs though, In true LMI style she went mad and proceeded to cover everything in a 3 or 4 meter radius green, including Paul, my mum and I!

Gabby our oldest girl doesn't believe she should have to do spit offs and glared at Guinea before he had got anywhere near letting us know that she had ovulated, as had Ursula and Veruschka.

Whilst Guinea and Chiquita were getting intimate Geena sat there hopefully. She only gave birth on Wednesday so she has a little wait yet but that didn't stop her asking.

Paul managed to get two of the resting fields cut in the hope they will thicken up as we had rain showers forecast. Unfortunately we had a very heavy down pout whilst I was cleaning the girls field and ended up soaked to the skin and didn't get it finished.

Paul was following me with the mover cutting the tall wispy bits of grass that they had left behind. I will have to finish that job off tomorrow assuming it's dry.

All the cria have been weighed today, with being at Kelso the last couple of days we hadn't done it. Everyone is growing nicely which is good, little Minimus has reached 7kg, that is a 75% weight gain in 2 weeks.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Excellent news about Minimus... !! I wonder if its a 'M' thing...for the grumpy girls !!.......Jayne

Rosemary said...

Great to hear about Minimus (lovely name!) wish I could get that sort of weight gain with Greeves!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

"lush looking fresh grass"... no, can't remember what that looks like, Debbie! you are reaping the benefits of the harsh northern climate for a change.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

It's only in one field Dave, and it looks much better from a distance!