Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Rolling Around ......then rained off !!

Just finished....and the rains .....came !!

The boys today.....slightly wet !!



Norris....over the hedge !.....just a little 'Hello'


The alpaca 'Congo' .....


A little Dicky bird told me that the weather was going to change later in the week back to winter...and there was a mention of Snow !!!!!!!

So today I decided to take advantage of the dry spell we have had...I decided to get the roller hitched up to the tractor...and roll the fields. I managed to hitch it up no bother and was off and rolling, then like predicted the weather had changed and as I was just finishing....the clouds came and the rain started.

I have managed to get all the rolling done, it just flattens the track down for the horses and it also tidies the fields up, after the big animals have wintered on them.....I do hope we don't get loads of snow.....!!

I have also been dealing with Taco's foot, I have paired it up, cleaned it out and he has had it flushed out with Hibi-scrub. I have put a 'Old Macs' shoe on his foot to keep it clean. Taco was really lame over the weekend and we had to get the vet out, as I thought that he had dislocated his stifle, but it has turned out to be an abscess, deep in his foot...so I am in the process of sorting this out, he has some pain relief and he is much happier. I am pleased that it has turned out to be this and nothing more serious.....

After my chores, I decided to come in and get warmed up and have a cuppa tea, as I looked out of the window, guess who was looking back through the garden gate.....my friend Norris !! so I just had to go outside and say 'Hello' and take a couple of photos...of today. The alpacas are a little wet after the rain/sleet showers of today......

I shall be going out later on to do the night time chores........but it has definitely turned wintry......again !!


5 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Yes, you jinxed yourself with all that talk of good weather...good luck with the abscess.

Rosemary said...

Ahh, Norris - I have a soft spot for him!!

Shirley said...

Yep, a return to wintry weather here too. Hope Taco gets better soon. Thought you weren't supposed to see a woman in her rollers! Take care. Shirley & Robbie

Terry said...

Norris is soooo cute!
Sorry about Taco's abscess. I know they are painful - hope it heals quickly.

Sid and Pat said...

Hope your weather is not as bad as the forecast predicts - time you had a long spell of good weather. I'm sure you will have no problem with rhw abscess -your 'doctoring' skills seem to be second to none!! Keep up the good work.