Sunday 23 December 2012

Christmas stodge!

No, I've not started over-indulging, yet - the title relates to the state of the ground - our property has a rounded ridge, with a northerly slope and a southerly slope - after rain, it stands on the top and on the slopes - water is defying gravity now! Needless to say, we have no white alpacas for the time being. Since moving them to the new paddock, we've barely had a night when I've not brought them back to the shelter to avoid heavy rain. On the positive side, we are past the solstice, and the days are lengthening!

Mrs. Smallholder spent an evening explaining colour genetics to me - very worthwhile, and we looked into the BAS pedigree database to test the theory - there IS complete logic to colour genetics after all, it's the ancestry that can create uncertainty.

Cake by Mrs. Smallholder, Marzipan and Icing by yours truly.
Fortunately, my son took this picture today - the clean part of Autumn Gold:

"can we come in tonight?"
Wishing a Happy Christmas to you all, from Dave and Joy.


  1. Now that is the way a cake should be iced - no slumping of the icing there! Will tell Carl that is what he should have been doing instead of watching Buzzcocks!

    A very Happy Christmas to you both!

  2. A yummy looking cake! Hope you all have a great Christmas down there and manage to stay out of the rain. All the best for Hogmanay. Shirley & Robbie

  3. Okay I remember thinking I had colour genetics sorted...but I keep getting whites from two fawns? Lightening gene.? If so I have a few!

    Happy Christmas !

  4. Merry Christmas to you too, have a good one!