Monday 27 December 2010

Friday 24 December 2010

And finally...

Here's the result of an hour with the shovel this morning - I'm hoping it will mature with a slight thaw...I had to stand on the top rail of a fence while holding onto a tree to get a full view - I'll try a Microlight later!

Thanks to everyone who reads the blog, and for advice and friendly comments, look forward to meeting up next year,

"Happy Christmas" everyone, and best wishes for 2011, Dave & Joy.

Saturday 18 December 2010

This blog has some snow in it.

Hi everyone - I make no apologies for attaching our snow pictures -we had 'just' six inches of snow last night, now that's a third of what some readers have had, but here near the Somerset Levels, that was a huge amount, and very rare - for today, we loved it, especially as it had the decency to come over night, and we had blue skies all day - if it lasts for weeks, I'm sure we'll come to hate it as much as anyone who's already had three weeks of it - anyone who has alpacas will know the pleasure that every new situation brings, as you observe and share their exploration of new things (even though, all they really want is some grass to graze on!) - enjoy the pics:

Moira has a snow bath...

Sunday 12 December 2010

Marmite for alpacas?

Sunday is alfalfa day, and it's been a beautiful day here, so it was 'high tea' in the field, which had been completely cleaned for the week ahead. Bramley is having a roll in front of Autumn in the picture. This morning we collected a trailer load of hay, which, with our current stock, should see us through to the middle of April, and we hope to secure another batch to see us through to summer. I gave all the alpacas a drench dose of mineral supplement (marmite for alpacas).
When asked whether she knew anything about some straw going missing from the shelter, Moira had more urgent feeding to attend to rather than own up!