Saturday, 13 July 2013

Out Gallivanting and Look what Turns up !!

 
 
On Wednesday afternoon my mam and I decided to pop put for a visit to see Mabel at Highland Alpacas, as nothing was happening with the hay making and we thought we would have a surprise outing, to see her and the two new babies. 

 
We were out and look what turns up ... I had been expecting the digger arriving sometime soon but just not that afternoon.  When we got home, I could tell that something very big had been up the track as it was flattened either side .... I had a good idea what had turned up.  Some people may remember that the pond was started last year but due to one thing and another...it never got finished.
 
 
The big digger has been here for a day and a half and has already done most of the work, its amazing just how much was done on the first day..... I have always wanted a big pond, its been a bit of an ambition of mine and its finally coming together..... the main request was make it as big as you can ...and its just great to see how big it is, infact I didn't think I could get it as big but I was hoping for a pond about an acre in size.

 
This is the view after the first day with the digger working.  Its hard to see the size of the pond on the photos ....whilst the pond was being dug I was busy turning and rowing up the hay.  The weather has been so hot and the field is now all baled up, its a big relief to have the field finished.... I was busy all afternoon preparing the field before the baler arrived.

 
This is one of the lovely new arrivals at Highland Alpacas... we have no babies here yet. We had a lovely afternoon gallivanting oblivious to what was going on .....

 
Beautiful new baby with a very proud mum ...she is watching us and keeping her baby safe from those onlookers...what a real sweetie.
 

 
Finally ........ me in the pond ... next time I be needing a snorkel .... it will be about 10ft deep in places,  just the right size ... the island is about 100ft x 20ft as I have walked it tonight.... the pond is very slowly filling up, which is good as we have had such a dry spell of weather.....so when the rain comes it will hopefully start to fill over a matter of time....
 
Once the water is settled and the pond begins to mature ..... I think it will be a lovely place for wildlife, my little dream is to try and have some Swans adopt the pond for their home .... I guess time will tell,  I have a funny feeling that there might be a few fish in here also one day !!
 

4 comments:

Shirley said...

You won't have far to go for the early morning dip shortly, Jayne! Bet there will be fish in it - and a whale or two. Shirley & Robbie

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

The pond is going to be amazing Jayne. We have a large man made pond and we did have some swans earlier this year. A swan flying over your head is something you remember! It so relaxing listening to the sound of the ducks and geese. It's just a shame ours is the other side of a 5 acre wood and I don't make enough effort to go often enough!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Wow that is going to be a spectacular pond - what on earth have you done with an acre of muck!

Patou Alpacas said...

I agree with everyone that is going to be a splendid pond! You are turning into a safari park!