Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Fencing .....In the Air !

The girls.....enjoying the view !

Some of the work-force !......

Spot the babies...are growing up fast ....

Guess .... who !


Since my last blog....I am another year older !

It was my Birthday on Saturday so I had a nice quiet weekend...it was the calm before the storm....I fear ! I have received some lovely cards....& some very special Birthday presents, that will not arrive for a couple of weeks.....surprises to be revealed later !! .....

It appears that there is a bit of fencing in the air...we too are doing a spot of fencing, I have decided to make an extra paddock for the younger boys, this will allow me to rest the baby/birthing paddock for the summer and the pending arrival of the new babies this year.

The new paddock is part of the 10 acre field which will form a new area where I can keep the younger boys, the ones who are just too small to join the adult males.

I have positioned it so that I can make use of the views, I will be able to see the alpacas from the house....which is great and means that I can see whats going on from a distance, I might even use this slightly larger new paddock for the mothers and cria this year, never-the-less, it will be lovely to have the extra use of space.

The remainder of the 10 acre field will be once again used for making haylage, the rest of the field is hopefully going to be a pond.....that's the plans...anyway !

So just a few photos of the goings on here in Zanzibah Land.....as I have been neglecting the blog lately......

Hopefully I will have some more photos.......soon...depending on the rate of progress, its funny how the fencing always brings out the best in you !!!!!

The tractor and the post knocker is working well, which makes life easier, we have been fencing for just two days, putting in the strainer posts.....tomorrow we will be making a start with the wire and posts....I am hoping that we will have a fence to see by the end of the day.


Providing we have no unexpected....issues !!

4 comments:

Terry said...

We will be fencing in another pasture this summer too. The boys have over grazed the paddock in spots, and we need to give it a break.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Sounds like we've started a trend in the fincing department!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Belated birthday wishes...has the surprise got four legs? or four wheels? I wonder!

Shirley said...

Norris obviously decided against joining Weight Watchers then!! Belated 'Happy Birthday' on your 22nd (!) Is that a little piggie on the horizon making it's way to Zanzibah? Take care. Shirley & Robbie