Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Feeling the Heat !

 Duke ..... 
 Zimushka ....
 Stravinsky ....

Sparky ....
 Niggy, Noggy & Norka
The girls ...

We are all feeling the heat !

Since my last blog...the weather has taken a turn for the better, which makes a change !

However, with the heat also comes another problem..we are all too hot !  The alpacas are due to be sheared next week so you can guarantee that when they do the weather will go back to winter.  Its Sods Law ..... isn't it.

Meanwhile we just have to grin and bear it.  I have today spent some time flooding the fields for the alpacas, they just love a sit on the wet ground.... and it helps to cool them down. 

As the weather is so nice every one is turned out, which helps make my life a little easier, I am having a bit of a rest from the every day jobs at the moment.  I think that next week will be a busy one with having the alpacas sheared, Norris is also booked in to the hairdressers for next week and we will be also doing our annual injections and worming.

There is less than a month till we hit the birthing window...one of the girls is due around the 2nd June, she is the first and then the other girls are due second week in July.

The pond has taken a back seat at the moment and no doubt will resume when the digger is available to continue.  The chicks are doing well and are now just over 2 weeks old, they have grown so much.

We are just ticking along, here at the moment... its a bit of a quiet time here.

Trying to enjoy the rest. 

Struggling with the heat !  You just can't win can you !!

4 comments:

Judi B said...

Just make the most of the sunshine Jayne! Good luck with shearing and hopefully it won't get toooo hot in the meantime.. for those still wearing full fleeces! We only have two left to shear, both pregnant and very hot at the moment!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Duke is looking like one big fluff ball!

Our two fully fleeced girls are feeling the heat too.

Terry said...

Sounds like you are enjoying the calm before the storm of work.
Duke is looking very handsome.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Don't they look great with such big fleeces...shame it's not the weather for it...most of ours are in the shade of the barn right now!