Thursday, 21 February 2013

A Lighter shade of Grey !!

The trouble with these Elite white alpacas ..... they like to blend in with the other boys in the group.  This is Stravinsky doing his very best at trying to blend in with the greys boys...

This is another attempt to try and be as dirty as possible ..... this is Duke.

Here we have some proper greys ..... looking remarkably clean !  Zeto and Zanubis.

Zirrius ... looking rather clean with his lovely fawn fleece, he is far too nice to get down 'n' dirty.

Mr nosey himself .... Duke coming for a closer inspection.  Its freezing here tonight, all the alpacas are in, tucked up nice and snug.  We are looking forward to seeing the boys looking sparkling and clean, sometime soon.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

More Snow ..... we are Snoozing !

We have another dump of snow today and we are all in the same frame of mind ... this is Niggy ... he is hiding and refuses to wake up ....I think he has the right idea considering the weather. 

The girls are running into bed ... no one wants to be out in this weather.  Who can blame them!

Even Slinky has taken to her bed and is tucked up nice and cosy ...

There are two out ... Thomas & Taco are waiting for their haylage.

A snowy Scotland once again, the snow is here however its supposed to go as quick as it came.  This is the view from the wood down to the farm.  I have filled all the bird feeders and put the peanuts out, as I feed a Red Squirrel and a Wood Pecker up the wood and its at times like this, they need a helping hand.
I have had some nice news tonight .. my parents are hoping to come up at the weekend.  I think my dad has a burning desire to have a nice mobile home sited on the new gravelled area ....any excuse to get a bit of man-space !!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Blizzards & Bales !!

What a day ... we have been blasted with blizzards and the weather forecast is due to deteriorate tonight.  I have had a busy day today.  As the rest of the weeks weather is due to be even worse, I needed to sort out the haylage for the alpacas.  They all have access to a large round bale inside the barns and this needed to be replaced.
I also needed to move another four into the lean-to wooden barn, this is used to feed the horses.  It makes life much easier especially when the weather is bad.  This is a new bale just about to go into the barn for the girls, it is still wrapped.

This is the same bale, now opened and ready to be put in the hay-ring.  This was a brief rest bite from the gales and the snow storms.  The sun is out for a brief moment... but not for long.

The big boys have been blasted by a blizzard, you can clearly see the snow covering on their fleece.

I need to use both tractors to do this job, as the big one is too big to get the bale inside the boys barn, so the little one is required... the bale is huge on little Ruby ... she does a good job, it might be a brief job, but its a good job to get the bales placed.... the boys bale usually lasts about a month.
The alpacas have been turfed out, so that I could get the jobs done. Tonight we are all sorted and have battened down the hatches.  Its blowing a gale outside and the snow showers have continued.  I have a nice roaring fire on and I'm having a rest !

Now, yesterday I took the dogs for a walk round the wood, I spied upon a fox, he was siting waiting for something.....the wind was blowing and it didn't know I was there...until the dogs gave the game away that is ...I managed to get a quick photo, then he was off.  The dogs were trying to work out how to cross the burn .... as he was on my neighbours land.

Today's view across the garden .. back to winter !
We have had a busy day ..... but tonight we are all snug inside .... but outside .. its a White-out !!