Friday, 16 April 2010

Ahh....Mummy's Boy !

Zeto and Dusty....enjoying the evening sun
Zanubis ....he's growing up nicely

Zaninni......he's special !! first baby born at Zanzibah Alpacas.....he will be 4 this year.


Forty Winks...!!.. dreaming of ......... I wonder !


The boys....are getting on quite nicely !!...thankfully.


The weather has been beautiful, which means that we all have been taking the time to enjoy the sunshine.

I am hoping that this weekend, I shall be weaning my cria from last year. Zeto is now nearly 7 months old and he is a huge bundle of fleece ! Tonight I caught him taking a snooze with his mother Dusty ! Needless to say I got the camera out for some photos. This might be his last cuddle with her if all goes to plan !!

Ahh...I know what you are thinking...that's nasty ...but it has to be done..he will have a new friend to play with. Duke shall be with us tomorrow some time, so it will be all change.. I am also hoping to wean the girls...they are slightly younger..well actually there is 3 days difference between Zeto and Zienna..then just over a week between Zeto and Zullulah...so all are old enough to be weaned.

I have loads to do..before my company arrive....I have to find the domestic goddess that apparently lurks within...somewhere..to tidy the house...then of course there are outside jobs to prepare...a new penning area for the weanlings and Duke....in the barn as I need to also be able to halter train them.....leading them into their new paddock each day.....

This marks the start of the nicer weather and hopefully the start of the summer. I am still looking for the first signs of Swallows....!! I think that they are a little late this year...as they arrived on the 13th April last year...then I will definitely know.....summer is on its way !!

The boys are doing well.....together....I am really pleased....that this introduction has been relatively smooth !!...up to now..anyway !!!

6 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Lovely photos Jayne...have a great day tomorrow.

Barbara

Rob @ Wellground said...

Wot! no snow in Scotland, you'll get spoilt with all that sunshine.

The pictures look great Jayne.

Rob

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Your feet aren't going to touch the ground, mind you'll be floating on air with excitement at the new arrival - have a good time all of you.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Don't clean up for us - our fields are cleaner than the house as I spend more time out there!!

Zeto is huge by the way.

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas, Scotland said...

Have a great time au weekend with Debbie and Paul and Duke of course! Like you pix - weather looks great and pacas enjoying it.

Shirley said...

Hi Jayne, Really great pics - hope Duke arrived OK. A dusting of snow on the hills around here last night but hope thats the last of it. Take care. Shirley & Robbie