Saturday, 14 May 2011

No Rest for the Wicked !!......

Phase one...!!


This is the workforce !!........


Duke having a tantrum !!......with the green stuff ....and me !!


Glamorous....as usual.........thinking about my holidays.....!!




Waiting for my......'Police Escort'.......... NOT !!.......we got home.....thankfully !!


Since I have returned from my little bussman's holiday....there has been lots of goings on here in Zanzibah Land !

On Tuesday it was time to have a change round with the alpacas. It was time to move the girls into the 3 acre field in front of the house, this is where they will stay for the summer. As we near the birthing time, the girls have access to a small paddock directly off this field via a tracked area, which leads into the barn.

Im hoping all goes well, however if I have any difficulties....its always nice to be able to move/contain them......especially single handedly !

So as the girls were being moved, a quick toe-trim for one or two....and we were ready to go.

The baby boys.....have been introduced with the adult boys......I had to lead Zeto and Duke round into the field where the girls have been over the winter. Zeto behaved impeccably, sadly I can't say the same for Duke !.......he fought off the halter...and went beserke !! Squeeling and spitting like a mad thing !.....once again I found myself on the receiving end of the green stuff.....thankfully I had my gloves on......and we persevered.....round to the field.

Then it was time to introduce the older boys.....with Zeto and Duke......there was a little argy-bargy, but nothing....unneccessary.....Norris was a star.....taking everything in his stride.

The boys have settled down now for the summer in their new field.


Now, the little birthing paddock has been mown and cleaned....ready for the new arrivals......I'm guessing we might have some sooner than later....at this rate.....hopefully this will allow the paddock time to rest.....I have a feeling that there might be some new arrivals sometime soon.......!!!!!

Now onto the other jobs..on the list......guess what I'm doing .............on Wednesday....I went to collect my telegraph poles........for the Pole barn.....we are busy building......by Thursday....two were up and on Friday...morning...the four were in place......on one side....they have been concreted in and ......its a case of......just letting thing set over the weekend.......on Monday I have some more wood being delivered to secure the poles onto the barn, this will hold the poles in place........I have sourced the sheeting for the roof and the sides, however it will be done in stages....so phase one and two are nearly complete.......just depends on the weather and how aching the work-force is......a little rest over the weekend as the weather is a little wintry this morning....and then we will be cracking on...to secure to poles.

Then I think it will be a case of........waiting till my helpers come up again in June sometime, as my parents have to go back home.....for a rest !! In the meantime....I will potter on...and see what I can do......
So there has been lots of activity here over the past week..............time for a little rest me thinks......

5 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Back to it with avengence...sounds like Mum & Dad will now be needing a holiday too!

Naughty Duke...I can imagine that neither of you smelt too sweet after that;)

Ashdale Alpacas said...

Jayne you are amazing; you put us all to shame. Of course Zeto behaved impeccably, he is a true gentleman as well as gorgeous.

Rob @ Wellground said...

Looking good Jayne, I hope we get to see all your hard work for ourselves one day.

Keep going.

Rob n Les

Terry said...

What a worker you are, Jayne! I think you could conquer the world!
I'm looking forward to seeing baby pictures.

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Awesome Jayne - I'd take my hat off to you if I was wearing one, but I'm not, so I'll raise a glass, and look forward to the 'topping out' ceremony.