Sunday 12 April 2015
Baby Alpacas on the Move
Now we have another couple of small paddocks fenced in it was time to move the baby alpacas, they needed to be weaned as there mums are due in a few months, although I have noticed over the past few weeks the mums were not letting them feed as much.
while they were having there morning feed, Martin corralled them and brought the animal transporter around, as they haven't yet been lead trained it was easier to move them in the transporter rather than trying to walk them through the fields.
All together for a final family photo
after a bit of persuasion we got them into the back of the trailer and drove them to the new enclosure
they made themselves at home at said hello to uncle Nick Nack
More on the subject of babies, Wednesday met Kara yesterday
while they were meeting Friday was still making its way into the world
At last Friday managed to escape from its shell and is now settled down with Wednesday
They are now best buddies and hopefully soon Sunday will join them, they have been named according to the days they first pipped there eggs, from that first pipping it can take 2 days for them to fully emerge, the last egg started to pip this morning, we had 2 non starters and one died in shell, as soon as this last one is done I have another 6 to set. All of these hatching's are for the table.
Its be a grey damp windy day today, so not much done outside, I made a batch of bread rolls
and turned the mushrooms I had in a soup, I used the same recipe I have done before are its really easy and tasty Mushroom Soup
The middle barn conversion next door is now up for sale, we always assumed it would at some point, they had been working on it for several years, it still hasn't been finished, there is still a lot of money to be spent on it yet. While talking to the daughter this afternoon who always seems very standoffish I got bitten by one of her dogs on my arm
It was lucky I had a jacket and jumper on, I am not pursuing the matter on this occasion as her mum past away a few days ago and she has enough to deal with, but if there is another incident I wont hesitate to involve the police and I would insist the dog is put to sleep, she doesn't see to have any control of her dogs at all. I hope she manages to find a buyer quickly but I doubt it.
I am pleased we have lovely neighbors living on the other side who have the other barn.
Thats me all up to date now, time for a cuppa :-)