Saturday 28 July 2012

A kiss or whispering advice? (Paul)

Evening everyone.  Good news tonight:

a) there is no mention of any warehouse shelving (see earlier blogs)
b) Debbie has been telling me off for my blog of a couple of days ago ("words are not enough") and said I shouldn't be so cryptic because the blog followers don't like it (except Dave and Andrew who might just be on my wavelength, there is a cure though). I think she is just really worried that I might get more comments (that's blown it, no comments for me tonight).

So tonight Matthew, I'm going to be as straight as a straight thing and explain what the pictures were all about a couple of days ago.

Once upon a time a very special male alpaca was born shortly after his mum arrived in the UK, his sire was the world renowned Peruvian Spartacus and his dam was EP Cambridge Giselle (sire Jomimont Commisario).  Double royal bloodlines and in honour of this, Rob and Les sensibly called him Legend of Spartacus:
 The highlight of Legend's showing career was the 2009 Scottish National fleece show when we showed his 3rd fleece (19.2and a SD of 4.0) against a record 152 entries from Cornwall to Aberdeenshire.  1st white adult, adult champion and Supreme Champion made it a show and a fleece to remember!

Legend has really done us proud with his progeny and the highlight so far is undoubtedly his first daughter, Barnacre Casiphia who at the 2011 Border Union show was 1st intermediate white female, white champion, Best of British and Supreme Champion! Here she is in her second fleece (21.8m and a SD of 4.1):

Legend is a big strong alpaca stud who is revered by many (including one of his sons, Barnacre Niveous who lives in the stud field here at Barnacre). His stance says it all:

But wait, what's this?  Something is clearly going on:

Did you notice?  That's right, Debbie is looking clean and smart with no @!*# on her?

And what is she doing with Legend of Spartacus in the trailer? Is she giving him a kiss or whispering advice? I'm so excited to tell you what happened next...and I will very soon.

(Twitter followers @BarnacreAlpacas will already know that the journey took us past the Nation's capital city...)


Rob @ Wellground said...

Hi Paul,
It's not every day we are called 'sensible', but we are liking it ;o))

What on earth is that Lgend up to...


Bev said...

well there were sheep in the opening ceremony - perhaps alpacas in the closing ceremony?