Friday, 21 September 2012

Guess What ...we're Doing !!

 
 
Guess what we are doing .....

 
My mam and dad are here for a little holiday, time for a bit of an extension, this is the 4th extension and this one is for the Boys !!  I have decided to expand their winter barn, just in time before the real winter weather arrives.  This will be the LAST change to the wooden barn we started last year....

 
to say this building has evolved is a slight under statement, you can never have enough sheds....and unfortunately they're never big enough....well hopefully after this slightly small alteration....this one will be big enough for everyone to enjoy plenty of room through the winter....part of the sides have been removed in order to open up the barn, the telegraph poles have been concreted in and are currently setting.

 
Spot the work-force.... with a little extra help from a certain little helper, after this building is extended, it should be around 27ft by 20ft.  I'm hoping this will be big enough for us all to fit in ...for quite some time.
 
On the alpaca side of things, the babies are all growing up fine, little 'Dolly Mixture' (Zyisha) is catching up with the boys, she is doing really well after her difficult start. 
 
I am in the process of sourcing the 'bits and pieces' to set up the Centrifuge facility, I have sourced the syringes and hopefully I am in the process of finding the appropriate blood bags.  I hope to have these in stock here which will be handy if anyone might need them.
 
 Its early stages but I'm sure it will be all worth it in the end and be a great facility, I am really looking forward to having my first batch of plasma spun up and ready to go in the freezer !!
 
 

6 comments:

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

More extentions, what are you like. Your poor mam and dad must be worn out when they leave your house!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Nice to have a project to focus the mind and body - and good luck with setting up the spinning service. Dare I use the horrible phrase, 'one-stop-shop' springs to mind!

Judi B said...

Looks like those pacas will soon have deluxe accommodation! We're still boarding out our hangar and notice that you Yorkshire board right down. We close boarded the lower 1.2 metres because we thought the rain might come through..but clearly you don't find this a problem!

Mark said...

Barn looking good Jayne, great work and well done on the plasma front.

Terry said...

You are so right...there are never enough sheds! We need more hay storage here. We store some of our hay at a friend's, but having it all here would be so much better.

Rosemary said...

Yes, never enough sheds!
Let's hope the weather isn't too bad this year!