Thursday 14 March 2013

Sussing out the surroundings

Today was the first day that our new boys on the block Sunburst and Heart Throb got to check out their isolation paddock.  Since arriving on Monday they have been safely tucked up inside getting acclimatised to the cold Northumbrian chill.  It's been pretty cold this week with snow flurries.

Both boys were very well behaved and as soon as they got into their paddock they did a full check of the perimeter fence; they obviously heard us saying we finished it in the dark!

We are still bringing all the alpacas and goats in at night so the same was planned for the new boys.  Thankfully mum is here (she is farm sitting whilst we head off to the Futurity) so there were two of us to get the boys back in.  It has to be said that they were very well behaved and we managed to catch each of them in the open field to put the leads on and walk them back to bed.

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly alpacas settle and learn the routine.  Hopefully within a few days the boys won't need a head collar to go to and from their field and like everyone else they will happily run in and out.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Enjoy the Futurity!