Monday 8 March 2010

New blog on the block...

I took a lot of photos yesterday morning in the crisp sunshine, but was disappointed to find there was always one alpaca with its head in the hay manger, or underneath, or looking away - when you only have five, you try to get them all in the shot, but I'll need to take another approach.

I had a good afternoon of halter training, and managed to lead Pela', Autumn Gold and Ambrosia up the field across the top and back, one at a time of course - o.k, when I say lead, I mean that Ambrosia and I side stepped, or was it the Foxtrot or maybe a waltz?

This afternoon, I nipped out of the office and had a look at some horse boxes - has anybody got any particular tips- I notice some of you have what I would call a livestock trailer - I presume a horsebox carries a bit of a cost premium.

I need to plan the vaccinations coming up, but get distracted with all your blogs - the serious, the humerous, the wise, the bonkers, the helpful, the encouraging - keep them coming

I wa surprised to find I had a new 'follower' of my blog yesterday - upon inspection, it turned out to be a 'Mrs. Smallholder' - unbeknownst to me, Mrs. S had been working away at it assisted by all the other Smallholders: if you're interested.


  1. I find that you can get more into the livestock trailer and if you have to divide the space it works better with the livestock trailer as the horsebox is usually spilt from front to back rather than side to side.

  2. The other great thing about a livestock trailer are the loading gates, absent on horse boxes. We started with a horsebox and now have a livestock trailer, so much easier to load alpacas, couldn't recommend one enough.

  3. Hi Dave, The Ifor Williams livestock trailers are the business! Well worth checking out. Lovely photo by the way and you are right about always getting one alpaca out of shot. In our case there is always one deciding to go to the toilet just as the perfect shot is set up! Take care. Shirley & Robbie

  4. Could this be the start of blog envy?...I will watch with interest ;))