Tuesday 5 February 2013

A clear head

Sorry for the lack of blogs, things have been both physically and emotionally challenging here of late and to say that I am well and truly sick of this snow (which yes we have more of) would be a massive understatement.  I have now cleared my head and am back!

Thankfully the snow drifts that we woke to this morning have started to melt and it's now raining so hopefully they will be a thing of the past very soon.  To give you an idea this was the drift on the patio door this morning which kept Izzie entertained for quite some time trying to catch snowflakes.

One good side to this bad weather our knitwear is selling well, I am also busy hand spinning a special yarn order for a local customer who has plans.  At the minute it's 50 grams of Ursula that I'm working on.

The alpacas have spent the last two days inside sheltering from the foul weather and are loving their nice new hay that we had delivered on Saturday, 20 big round bales aren't going to last long at the rate the last one vanished!

The weanlings seem to have settled now and they are all now eating hard feed which is good, the last few still with mums will be weaned in the next few days and hopefully weather permitting halter training will begin this weekend.  We have visitors who I know will love to help us with their training.

We have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline here which are keeping us remarkably busy, hopefully we will be able to fill you in with some of them real soon. 


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Winter has a nack of grinding you down, its a dificult time of year when you have lots of animals to feed.... looking forward to the Spring ... hang on in there, hopefully the snow will come and go muck quicker this time .....Jayne

Rosemary said...

Even our small amount of snow had me beat for a while - uphill in a snow suit with a bale on your back is not for the 'soon to be' elderly!!