Wednesday 28 December 2011

Only visiting honest!

Christmas has been a bit of a none event for us for one reason and another, none of which I really want to go into on here, but after blood, sweat and tears things are starting to take shape on the hill.

I thought I'd share a quick blog with you as we've called in to Carol and Dave's this evening to have a bath; just when she thought she'd got rid of us!  We still have no hot water on the hill and you can only cope with so many cold wash downs.

Life on the hill has certainly been blowy the last few days, the alpacas have had a wash and blow dry and on occasions have actually looked quite clean.  I've not bought the camera with me so can't share the proof.

The littlies (alpaca weanlings) have christened the barn.  I took pity on them on Christmas night as it was wet and windy and they were looking rather wet so in they came.  They seemed to like it especially Nadia who is a real people paca.  Each time she saw movement in the caravan we heard her shout us.

The boys are all getting on well (she says with fingers crossed), even Golden Guinea seems happy enough sharing a field with everyone else.

As for the girls, they are stuffing their necks as quick as their little mouths will let them.  Poor Willow has had an abscess on her face which has needed some attention but it is now drying up nicely.


Bev said...

Next Christmas will be well earned bliss, you won't know what to do with yourselves if you don't have to build a home, fence, alpaca herd, sheep herd, barn or business... Wait a minute - there will always be.. KNITTING

Judi said...

I know just what you're going through Debbie! For our first 3 months here we had no hot water...boiled the kettle to wash down in a bucket each morning! It sounds like fun when we talk about it now but, as it was between November and wasn't much fun at the time! How I longed for a proper bath!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Life has a way of testing you to your limits....sometimes !....hope things are soon much easier for all of you....Jayne

Rosemary said...

Hope things are getting easier.

A very happy New Year to you both!