Thursday 18 August 2011

The girls, they say yes!

This morning the girls got to test the hay from the hill.  Paul and I were very sceptical as it didn't look anywhere nice as that that we get from Alan.

Luckily for us the girls thought it was acceptable and happily tucked in - that was lucky as there are another 16 large bales and quite a few acres to munch on!
The hay field will certainly need some attention before we crop it next year.  The plan is that the girls will actually go in there to start off with so at least it will get a little natural fertilizer!

Brinley hasn't wanted much bottle today, he's been full of bean though and joining  in all the chasing and jumping so I'm not too worried, he's also gained a few (and only a few) grams to at least he's heading in the right direction.

I have actually been trying some homeopathy on Geena to see if that helps her milk production, I'm not sure if it is that or just that fact that she is getting a little more year on year but she does seem to have a little more milk than she did previously.

Oh and just for the record Rosemary there won't be hundreds of alpacas on the hill.  We like the close bond we have with all our animals, knowing each one individually is very important to us and if you get too many we feel we would lose that; plus I couldn't afford hundreds even if I wanted to!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Glad the hay has passed the taste test....and maybe the homeopathy is working after all !!.....Jayne

Rosemary said...

Good point!