Thursday 10 May 2012

What a difference a day makes

I was laid in bed last night listening to the rain lashing down on the windows and dreaded what state the fields would be in this morning.

It was still heavily raining when I got up and it hasn't stopped all day.  Each time I have been out today I have got soaked to the skin, I can't quite decide if its because the rain is so heavy or if I am in need of new waterproofing!

This evening I have bought Oonagh and Leonidas into the shed, much to her disgust.  Oonagh is one tough cookie who likes to stay out no matter what, but her son was feeling the cold so I took the decision that a nice warm straw bed was called for!

Getting them in was a major operation in itself as the channel isn't yet done.  Leonidas is a real live wire who is quite independent even at a week old, so I didn't think he's follow Oonagh on the halter.  I decided to carry him into the shed and hope that Oonagh would follow.

She was happy to come out of the field but then just started munching on the fresh grass and just shouted at me for taking her baby away.  I walked all the way to the shed with her just shouting at me!!  I had to go back with a halter and walk her down to her son I'd put in the shed. 

It's amazing what a difference a day makes....
 Lucia yesterday
Cassiphia yesterday.

The culvert today!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Looks like you could power a water wheel ....from the culvert !! thealpacas are looking lovely in the sunshine........Jayne

Rosemary said...

Just catching up with everything here! Hope that last ewe to lamb is recovering. Leonidas looks gorgeous!