Sunday 24 August 2014
Our Latest Additions (cute warning)
Say hello to newest additions to the homestead
They are the cutest fluffiest little ducklings ever
5 little Aylesbury ducks, I got them today at the poultry sale
The Alpacas didn't really know what to make of them
They will be destined for the table but I hope we have at least one boy amongst a few girls then we can keep a trio for breeding our own table birds, time will tell.
They are not old enough to go into the water just yet, we plan to get our neighbour K around with her JCB to dig out a pond at the bottom of the field.
This morning at 7am while I was making the first cuppa of the day still in my dressing gown, I could hear the Alpacas making there alarm call, thinking it was a fox I ran out to investigate and there in the field was no not a fox but two piggies gleefully running around, they had broken out of there enclosure, I yelled for hubby to get up the pigs are out, it was a quick dash upstairs to throw some clothes on, even I draw the line at chasing pigs in wellies and dressing gown, we eventually managed to round them up and enclosed again. It was then back to the house for a cuppa while we discussed how to secure them from future break outs, after breakfast we set out to move there ark over onto fresh ground and rebuild them a new run with reinforced sections on the hurdles which are the week point.
I did video the moving of the ark and will upload it tomorrow.