Monday, 18 November 2013

Retail Therapy .... the best kind !!

I thought I would introduce you to my new arrivals..... meet Pharaoh & Phoenix, most people who know me already know that I have always wanted some Peacocks....these are Indian Blue Peacocks.  I have had them for just over a week now and they decided to venture out into the midday sun.  Apparently they take approx 4 years to reach maturity before they have a magnificent display of tail feathers.  These two are just babies at only 5 months old. 

We have started to get a bit of wet weather and the pond has started to fill with water, it looks so different with some water in ...I think it actually looks bigger !

Another few jobs have been crossed of the 'to do list' .  Ive been wanting a path leading to my chickens, as over the years I have had to take a muddy slippery route to their door, it was just a matter of time before I ended up on my backside.... however I now have a nice level gravel path.  Which is quite a treat when I nip out in the mornings to let the chickens out in my all terrain slippers !!

'Puffing Billy'  .... another little spontaneous purchase.
My parents are here at the moment ... not much call for designer clothes up here ...I'm afraid.  Overalls are the dress of the day.  I have also been out shopping for this new fire, I intend to refurbish it and it will be looking like new.  My Dad has managed to release the doors and do a bit of sorting it out.  This is them feeling the heat, as we decided to light it to see how it works.... it works great.  I managed to pick it up on my travels .... I do like a bargain and I already have decided where its going.

More winter preparation, for years this area has always been muddy in the winter,  now that the extra wooden barns have been built this area is where the horses come and stand.  It is also where the alpacas get sheared, under cover between the barns.  I now have lights in all the barns which is great for the darker nights and over the canopy.... which is great as I'm usually pottering about till dark.

This is a close up of the fire on the trailer before and after photos....I'm really very chuffed at how it now looks.

This is the finished newly painted and renovated wood burner, I just fell in love with it when I saw it and just had to buy it..... I was confident that I would be able to find a place for it.  The aim is to put it in the conservatory as I like to sit in there and watch the alpaca girls and babies, but it gets far too cold on the wintry days .... I'm guessing that won't be a problem any more.


Rosemary said...

Puffing Billy is wonderful! Your conservatory will be very posh!
. . and peacocks!
You have certainly achieved a huge amount - brilliant!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Peacocks, Paths, Ponds, Puffing Billy, Parents...progress all 'round...Perfect!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Love the fire and very envious of your peacocks. Paul put his foot down on those...and I listened for once!

Patou Alpacas said...

Love that woodburner! Good luck with those peacocks, I assume you know how much noise they make!

Shirley said...

Now that's a cracking wood burner! Note that your list of things to do is not getting any smaller Jayne! Keep warm in the snowy weather! Shirley & Robbie

Judi B said...

Congratulations jayne on all your exciting purchases! Don't worry...yes peacocks do make a bit of a racket but only between late April/May until August when they shed all their tail feathers and with that comes almost silence again! We hardly get a sound from ours at this time of year! We actually love the calls although understand that not everyone shares our madness!!

Andrew said...
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Andrew said...

Pleañty of peacock updates please .. But four years to wait for a tail ! Not sure I could wait that long.