Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Spring Time....Sunshine....and Smiles !!

There is a definite....sense...of spring in the air !

The alpacas...are in high spirits, the sun has been shining and it must be official. The girls have been 'pronking' around as evening draws in...and at this rate I think I shall be joining them !....mind you that might be a sight for sore eyes !

It is marvellous just how the sunshine can lift your spirits and spur you on to get a few jobs done. This has been the nicest spell of weather, since the snow. The land is drying up nicely and there are signs of the grass starting to grow.

Things are much more positive and I'm hoping that this is the start of dare I say it a wonderful summer. It is only three weeks till Barnacre Duke comes to stay, from Debbie and Paul in Northumberland....I can't wait to get acquainted..with him !

As April draws will be time for weaning my cria from last year, its hard to believe how quickly this comes round. Also on a moving note, I am hoping to re-introduce the younger boys with the adult males....some may remember, I had to seperate them last year...when Zaninni had his 'little accident'. I do hope that they will accept each other...the boys can be difficult..sometimes. Last year it took me 5 attempts to Zorba was just persecuting him...but we got there in the end.

So....we are starting to enjoying the promise of spring and we are hoping that the sunshine...and smiles continue....maybe my path has just unwind before my very eyes !

Roll on the Summer !


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Looking forward to your pronking pics Jayne! That's if you've the energy after working on long sunny days.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

The weatherman said that the first two weeks of August were going to be the hottest ever - not sure why he never mentioned the rest of the summer!

Duke is looking forward to meeting his new mummy too!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Great to see that sunny smile Jayne...obviously Mum & Dad have got the photography sorted!

Shirley said...

Great photos Jayne and the animals certainly have a 'spring' in their step now. We had similar problems last year trying to introduce new boys to the herd - sometimes individual males just will not settle down with others. Thats nature! Good luck anyway. Shirley & Robbie

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas, Scotland said...

Lovely to see you having an alpaca moment in the sun. Did your parents have a nice stay? Gosh, we must get over to see you soon. I have been saying that for ages. Illness has been the problem of late - F had a bad run of things.

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