Tuesday, 21 June 2011

New Look for Summer !

Zeto......getting sheared !

Zullulah, Zienna.....Stravinsky and Sparky....with the new summer look !!

The younger boys......folowing the girls !....

Zullulah and Marquette.....mother and daughter......


Yesterday evening saw the arrival of James Dixon and his wife Kym. It was late evening when they arrived with us at Zanzibah Alpacas.....as they had been busy shearing all day for other alpaca owners, what a long day they had ...started off shearing at the Isle of Skye and headed across to Inverness to shear for Tigh Mhor and others before eventually heading down to me for the evening.

It was a bright and early start for us this morning, we started shearing for 8am. I had already got the alpacas in for the evening as the weather forecast mentioned showers overnight and bet your bottom dollar if I'd left them out....it would have rained.....and they would have been soaked......as I had brought them in....obviously it stayed dry !!!!

The first to get his morning new summer look was Duke.....who screamed right through the whole process.......from start, when James caught him...... to finish.....he is a real screamer.....!! With the odd spit thrown in just for good measure.

Thankfully the others were much more dignified.....and behaved themselves...apart from Zaninni who tried to get a sneaky bite of Kym......he was showing himself up ! There is always one or two....who lower the tone.

So we are all up to date with the husbandry tasks....toe nails, new hair do, and wormed all in one day....hows that for an alpaca treatment.

Today I have got the Nick Nacks in with the girls who are in the little baby paddock, the weather forecast wasn't looking good...so I might just keep them all in there for the time being. Sparky.....(could be nick or nack) has spent the afternoon.....trying to meet the girls who are having none of it.......as I look out of the window they have settled down to graze and are quite happy together.......the younger girls who are not pregnant also were sheared...so look very different from the others....

Just waiting for those babies to arrive now.......we are on day 336.....and still waiting !

4 comments:

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Duke clearly takes after his mum, Gabby, who also complained from the minute James got hold of her and during shearing!

Give him a big birthday kiss from me tomorrow.

xx

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Rather fancy the hair do and toe nail treament...but I'll forget the worming as a treat thanks!

The race is on ...we have 4 girls between 336-338 days!

Rob @ Wellground said...

Looking good Jayne, good to chat earlier.

Rob

Terry said...

My goodness, they look so different with the new hairdos!