Wednesday 24 October 2012

Squeeze and share

Gee whiz I didn't realise it was as late as it is, I've been trying to get a special order hat done, do some forms and forecasts and all the day to day jobs and needless to say we have reached the end of another day and the hat still isn't half done.

I did have to nip out this morning to take Carol some wool for another special order, this time leg warmers to be knitted in our liquid gold yarn from Chiquita and her son Minimus,  It's a lovely colour and so soft, you can tell this yarn is special just by looking at it you don't even need to touch it!

On the alpaca front Emery had developed a pussy lump on her face which this morning I decided to lance.  There was lots of yucky puss that came out and she looks a lot more comfortable for me releasing the pressure.  With a course of antibiotics I'm sure she'll be as good as new again in no time. 

I obviously didn't upset her too much by grabbing her in the field this morning because she happily ate from my hand at tea time and would have followed me out of the field on her own this evening had I let her!

I have been a little worried about one of the cria since the weekend, Azrael has always been a bit of a loner but he's been sitting about a bit more than I'd like and he's rather skinny so he and his mum Lucia have come in to shed out of the damp drizzle to see if a few days of nice dry living helps.

I have also been offering him a bottle as Lucia has never had vast amounts of milk.  Until today he hasn't been in the slightest bit interested, in fact it's been a bit of a fight.  He'd bite the teat so I couldn't even squeeze milk into him, but this evening he decided he'd have some which was great; not sure Liberty was so pleased about having to share what she thought should all be her milk!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hope Azrael is soon on the mend, the weather is awful up here tonight ! Sounds like the knitting is flying off the shelf...just in time for those bitterly cold days .....Jayne

Anonymous said...

How is Azrael doing?
Fingers crossed
J and c x