Friday, 25 February 2011

What a Wonderful Day !! .... who ordered the Gymnastics !!

What a lovely Day !!.......in excellent company !!
Rosemary, Carl and Minstrel......

Trienza is checking out Rosemary's hat......


Glamour Girls......and the alpacas......



What a wonderful day.....we have had today here at Zanzibah Alpacas.......apart from the stumbling gymnast who arrived just after lunch !!....

Today I had a visit from Carl and Rosemary from Westhill Alpacas...all the way from Dorset ! They arrived with gifts and well wishes from far afield..... they have been up north on a little holiday.....having a bit of a buss-mans holiday...... in Scotland.

To make the day the sun came out to play...and we had a lovely warm afternoon considering the weather lately. We chatted alpaca and had a hearty bowl of soup.....topped off with a nice cuppa tea....then it was out to meet the main attractions....the alpacas.

We firstly visited the 'Baby Boys' ....ok...then Zeto and Duke, who were out in their little paddock grazing happily......we decided to take a closer look at them and I made quite an impression of some tumbling act that the local circus would be proud of....I don't think I shall be making the Gymnastic team some time soon. I took hold of Zeto....who is normally quite quiet....however today..he decided to take off......I was determined to hang on....and unfortunately I had not taken into account the one substance .....mud...I began to Mud-Ski.....down the field....still hanging on to Zeto......I was sliding and stumbling out of control....I was becoming.....more and more.....unsteady..... Zeto was gaining speed and I was loosing the battle to hang on to my alpaca !

I was having a You've Been Framed moment.........I knew I was not going to regain my composure....and before I knew it I was tumbling....Head over Heels........and landed unceremoniously.....flat on my back in the mud !......I even lost my hat....in the high speed tumble !.......What a demonstration.......on How....NOT to Do it !

We all had a good laugh.....I did notice that neither Rosemary nor Carl....rushed to my assistance !.....I think they were in shock.....and didn't quite know how to react....whether to laugh or not !....I quickly got up an composed my-self......we then did the sensible thing and collected the boys into the corner......and caught them properly !

After my foolish ordeal...we visited the adult boys...who were remarkably well behaved...and all came over to see us......we then went to see the girls......and just for a change Minstrel stole the show....she was on her best behaviour........

I decided to get my own...back..and have a little sit on Minstrel.......she loves a cuddle ....on her terms.......she only tolerates you when she wants...to....

It was then time to go back into the house....have a look at some of the knit-ware I have made.....a quick spinning lesson....cup of tea....and then it was time to leave......

All in all....a wonderful day...with lots of good chit-chat....and lots of laughter.....

I think I was the star attraction....... closely followed by the alpacas....

9 comments:

Rob @ Wellground said...

Jayne, you are the best mud skier in the whole of Scotland, I would have paid good money for a front row seat to see that ;o))

God is quick with his responses these days, Now, how is that straw bale getting along? ;o))...

Glad you had a good day... tee hee

Rob

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Now listen here....that bale was homeless and needed a good home ! It comes to the needy and not the greedy !......that afternoon performance...is not to be repeated.....Im hoping....:0) !..Jayne

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Well thanks for that description of your tumble Jayne - at least you were spared the camera or film treatment - hope you don't discover any bruises tomorrow!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Sounds like you've had a lovely day, even your little entertaining trick sounding like fun really!!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Jayne

Sounds like you had a great time...so glad that I am not the only one who manages to make a t*% of themselves given the opportunity!!!...lovely photos too.

Barbara

Sid and Pat said...

Sounds like a fun day for the alpacas as well as the humans!!!

Shirley said...

Hi Jayne, First it was Norris in your last blog now it's Zeto in this blog - is this sheep and alpaca wrestling a new pastime or do all farmers do this in your area?! Take care. Shirley & Robbie

Terry said...

It sounds like an absolutely lovely day (except for the mud wrestling part).

Rosemary said...

We didn't intervene , or help you up, as we thought it was a new way of alpaca handling - it all looked very controlled and athletic and, as I remember it, Duke gathered back round you waiting for another little game!!
A fantastic day - thank you from us both!