Saturday 16 July 2011

Otterburn Festival

Today we were booked to take some alpacas to Otterburn Festival which is held annually to raise funds for The Great North East Air Ambulance and Help the Hero's.

The weather wasn't good, in fact it was terrible, we have had torrential rain all day.  It is such a shame when the weather disrupts an event that has been a year in the planning and does such good work for charity. 

Thankfully the alpacas didn't seem to mind and still attracted lots of attention.  They always go down well and there were lots of people that remembered that we had to make a speedy exit last year because little Minimus has been born and were very pleased to actually meet him today.

We have chatted alpaca all day which is great, there were a couple of people who are seriously thinking about keeping alpacas which is nice, they are such a pleasure to own if they do take the plunge I know they will have no regrets.

We are back there tomorrow so if you are nearby do pop and see us and the animals, they really will be pleased to see you.

This evening we had to nip over to Sonja's to collect our rescue battery hens that she had kindly collected for us as we were out with the alpacas.  The poor things clearly aren't use to having much room.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hope you have a better day for the weather tomorrow.....Im sure your ex battery hens will not know them their lovely new home....Ive rescued dozens of them in the past and .....Ive loved all of them...its great to see the improvement in their overall attitude with the free ranging and space.....good for you....Ive edited my requested....I forget...that it is sometimes hard to know...whos the daddy....I know Ive asked the question...several times....hope this helps !......Jayne

Shirley said...

Looks like the whole of UK is having disruption through bad weather. Rain, rain, rain here. Well done on your chicken-rescue! Take care. Shirley & Robbie

Judi said...

Well, if it's any consolation we too had rain here yesterday. The showers disrupted an outdoor music fete but, whilst our visitors on holiday prefer wall-to-wall sunshine, we (quietly), welcome every drop as it really is needed to sustain the grass!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Its such a shame when it rains on an event which is a fund raiser and like you say takes all year to organise. Fingers crossed the weather is kinder today.