Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Flat on his back

It has been absolutely freezing all day today, the water troughs were so think with ice this morning that the ace was the only thing going to break them. At least we have water in the house which is more than can be said for some of our neighbours so I'm not complaining too much.

Talking of neighbours our little lane is so bad even the tractor got stuck today! Julian was trying to get past the boys field and was going nowhere, eventually with the help of a second tractor and some road salt he managed to free himself and hopefully with the huge ruts that have been dug and copious amounts of salt we may get a little bit of thaw down there as it is lethal at the minute.

Having just read Barbara at Beckbrow's blog I think we must have been muttering the same thing this morning about filthy cria fleeces. If she thinks hers are bad just look at Layla, Lucia is even worse; I couldn't bare to even take her picture.

The girls pathways are getting really dangerous, they are so icy and slippy we humans are finding it hard to walk on. This evening Paul went all his length and ended up on his back, thankfully he was ok, just a sore arm and no doubt a bruise or two by the morning.

All the littlies went over to make sure he was ok, or was it to see if he had anything else to eat - I'll let you work that one out yourselves.

The alpacas seem to have no problem with the tracks, in fact some of the youngsters have been pronking round in their triangle track.


Rosemary said...

I feel Debbie is not giving you sufficient sympathy, Paul. It is very, very painful when you slip on that ice - I landed on an alpaca and that was bad enough! Sit down and put your feet up for a while with a nice hot toddy!

Denise said...

We've been filling our animal's water troughs with hot water, which cools very quickly in the ice, but melts quite a bit of the ice in the troughs

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hope Paul is ok...after his fall...nice to know the littlies...came to his rescue !!..The so dangerous....clamp-ons....spring to mind !!......we all need a thaw !! heat wave would be nice !!.....I might get a heat wave....soon !!....;-)

Unknown said...

Think you might just have taken first prize there Debbie!

Getting no sympathy Paul?...must be a Paul thing...seems to happen here too ;))

Shirley said...

Hi Debbie, All the straw and stuff on the fleece is camouflage (the use of natural surroundings or artificial aids to conceal or disguise something!) Simples!! Bet you didn't know you had military alpacas in your paddocks! Stay warm. Shirley & Robbie.