Wednesday 13 October 2010

Winter declared!

We have declared the start of winter today in that the girls have moved onto their winter grazing.

It was hard work moving all the girls on my own as Paul is out of action, where's my AAA when I need him?!

Initially I needed the girls to be down at the side of the house so I could get them into the trailer, which was a job in itself because the builder across the road were taking a tin roof off the barn and making a huge racket so the girls were not keen to head that way.

They start their winter grazing at the back corner and work their way round so unless I drive them in it would mean walking through nice fresh grass and they'd just stop and put their heads down!

It wasn't too bad actually, took me absolutely ages but we got there in the end, with all the mums and babies I had to make three trips as I didn't want anyone being squashed. They probably would have got in two at a push but it's better to be safe.
Here they are enjoying the fresh grass and exploring the boundaries, as is always the case Gabby is leading the way.
Having stuffed far too much grass down their necks (from back to front) Willow, her daughter Layla and Gabby's daughter Lady Godiva were exhausted and needed a rest!

I also managed to get Guinea's toe nails cut this morning, I noticed at the weekend they were getting very long. Thankfully, despite him being a big boy, I managed on my own, he is very was behaved and stood nicely for me.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...
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Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Sounds like we both have had a bit of a day of it !!...Glad that Guinnea was a true gent..unlike my lot...we have been wrestling and sweating...I could do with a nice strong AAA also....Jayne

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

My mam says Duke is a big pest...he is a real flirt..its a different girl every month !! He still is a real winger..always humming when you get hold of him !!

Unknown said...

It's amazing what we can do single handedly when needs must isn't it...problem is Paul will be reminding you how you can manage even when he is back to fitness!!...(or is that just my husband who does that!)