Sunday, 11 September 2011

Ticking along nicely !!

Growing up faast...

Here comes.....trouble !!

Zirrianna..... & Zimushka !


Life here is ticking along nicely....apart from the weather that is....!

The babies are growing up fast, learning to be quite confident around people. This is one of the main reasons, I decide to bring them in every evening. I believe this helps with building confident alpacas around people, especially for the future when you need to handle them to do routine husbandry tasks and obviously for the odd....alpaca moment.

A certain favourite of many visitors...who likes to steal the show, Minstrel is in a happy pleasant mood lately....however this can change like the weather...at the drop of a hat....so you just have to make the most of it.

Talking about the weather......after re-checking the computer.....again and again, waiting for forever and a day.....its looking like, after a sprinkle of the wet stuff...on Tuesday...we are forecast....a reasonable week....as I type this anyway !

So this might mean one thing....yes.....getting the other field cut, for ideally hay, however if the weather is not as good as forecast.....then nice quality haylage will be more than sufficient !

So, there might be a good chance.....I'm going to risk it....for next week...I shall be re-checking the computer again tomorrow.......just to make sure, before I ring the contractors....and give the go-ahead.....!

Its a risky business....especially as the days are getting shorter, the dew is more heavy in the mornings...and well I guess, Autumn is definitely knocking on the door.......ideally haymaking should be a summer time job.......summer-time......I ask myself.....when was that !!

Apart from this...pending job.....there are a few exciting things hopefully happening.....for one my parents are coming to visit next weekend....and well.....there are a few other little surprises...but I can't say anymore of that.....those who know....well.....will know, what I'm rambling about...those who don't know....will just have to wait and see.....!!

But I'm slightly excited to say the least !! oh...and its not an animal addition...!


7 comments:

Terry said...

My goodness, they are growing!
I hope the weather is beautiful both for the hay making and your parents.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Are you being a tease Jayne!! I am with you on getting the cria used to husbandry tasks early on...much easier for all!

Shirley said...

You are going to build a museum for (re)tired tractors, open a cafe for cream teas during your idle moments and start a fish farm! Getting close? Shirley & Robbie

Rob @ Wellground said...

Hi Jayne,

The weather looks grim for the next few days with the reducing Hurruace Katia coming over. Keep safe up there.

Rob n Les

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

I think Shirley and Robbie are close, since you have so much spare time!!

Bev said...

"A few other little surprises" the mind boggles, hope everything works out. Great photos by the way.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I'm excited just thinking about it!

Good luck with the cutting.