Wednesday 26 September 2012

A tour of the shed dwellers (Paul)

Evening all,

I think that maybe summer has ended and winter is on its way?  I'm not talking the rain here, but orders for our handmade alpaca knitwear!  We have had several orders in the last couple of days and so Debbie is busy sorting them out and wrapping them so they arrive with our customers in tip top condition and ready to give as presents.  Here is one of the orders just before it hit the post box:
If you're on the look out for a special present or a treat for yourself, please check out our online shop, we have just added loads of new and unique items:  Anyone who buys an item of knitwear from the shop is very welcome to come and meet the alpaca(s) who donated their fleece.  Alternatively why not come and meet them anyway and save yourself some money because we can knock the postage costs of your item!

As you might have seen on the news Morpeth has been really badly hit (again) by the heavy rain and subsequent flooding ( we had to drive through Morpeth today to pick up some wormer and post some knitwear orders it must be horrible if your house is hit by the floods.  Back on the hill we have had lots of rain but everyone is safe.

For the first time we have pulled everyone into the purpose built alpaca shed and there is plenty of space for everyone, hay, straw and lots of 'stuff' (much of which is stored on a 'wifeless rough hen' of course!).

Armed with the camera, I did a quick tour of shed when my attention was caught by Lily, our lovely grey livery girl who is either very lazy or is getting too big for milk!
Here are the rest of the livery girls all enjoying a brief bit of sunshine this afternoon:
Next up we have the boys including our studs:
In case you're wondering, that's Niveous (son of Legend of Spartacus, standing at stud in Angus, Scotland) front right and his black friend Seymour who was for sale until Saturday just gone! Just behind them is Niveous's half brother, Sandstorm, our double fawn champion.

Next up we have the Angora goats (Debbie is very excited because they are all sure footed now with no limping!):
You still following me? Good.

Next up, the 13 chicks in their new little house (thanks to Ken and Ross for your help with this!)

I don't want to spoil you with many more photos and the rest of the herd so you will have to wait until tomorrow for those! Night all!

1 comment:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Excellent photos and its great to have the space and room in the barn especially for this sort of weather, its great to be nice and cosy .... both humans and animals alike .....really enjoyed the barn tour !! .....Jayne