Saturday 26 February 2011

Happy Birthday Barnacre Alpacas

I can't believe it is four years today since our first three alpacas arrived.  How things have grown and developed following the arrive of those three pregnant females; not a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars we decided to follow our dream and go for it.

We have had a busy day, Paul's brother Dean, his wife Jodi and our gorgeous nephew Archie are up for the weekend.  We've not seen them for a while so it has been great fun.  Archie had a whale of a time feeding the weanling's carrot this morning, he took a little persuading to give the carrot to the alpacas and not eat it himself though!

Typical I forgot to take my camera out this morning, then this evening he wasn't so keen and needed a little encouragement from Daddy.  Here he is feeding Godiva who is happy to take carrot from anyone.

Then this afternoon Rosemary and Carl from Westhill Alpacas popped in to say hello and see the alpacas, and Miminus in particular.  Rosemary and I have conversed for a while now on the blog and email so it is great to get to meet in person.  I was also able to show her Carol's socks!

Having visitors is always a great excuse to get close up and personal with the alpacas and everyone was very well behaved and happy to show off their fleeces. 

After falling in love with Sandstorm (hopefully a future herd sire) we went to meet the weanlings who are always at the fence to greet us.  Once we managed to get through the gate there were a queue of noses wanting to introduce themselves. 

Rosemary was particularly keen to compare our little Minimus to the size of her Greeves, I think it was an excuse for a cuddle really!  Just to help you compare Rosemary here you both are, with your other friend Meketaten who fell at your feet.

Luckily for us Rosemary & Carl turned up in a small car, if not I think they may have tried to sneak a couple of four legged passengers back to Dorset!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Sounds like you have had a lovely the afternoon Gymnast didn't turn up then !...only up here for that performance !!.....glad the alpacas were well behaved and how could you not fall in love with all of them !!....Happy Birthday Barnacre !!.......Jayne

Unknown said...

Lovely photo of Minimus and Rosemary...Happy Birthday Barnacre Alpacas!

Rob @ Wellground said...

Happy Birthday Barnacre, you two have done amazing things in such a short time. You should be incredibly proud.

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Congratulations Debbie and
Paul, as you go from strength to strength.