Sunday 16 March 2014

16th March

We spent saturday at The National Show in Telford, staying overnight on friday - catching up with fellow breeders/friends, as the new season of shows kicks off. As a visitor, it seemed to be an excellent venue, with the hotels, parking and hall in close proximity, a short walk between each. A possible downside being that the exhibitor displays are outside the hall, so cannot quite follow the procedures in the showring. I'm looking forward to seeing the ring results from sunday to fill in what we missed. It's frustrating not to be able to speak for long to many people, as the process of preparing animals for the ring and so on, takes place, but at least better than not being there!

Today was a day to catch up with paddock cleaning, fencing issues, halter-training, some injections and attention to a mite-affected alpaca - a satisfying day, after the winter months - I see that rain is forecast for thursday, and I do believe that a little 'moisture' after the last couple of weeks dry weather will be a good thing, to stop our clayey ground drying too hard, and encourage the new growth of grass.


  1. Much though we sometimes hate it, we do need rain it's true, especially now that the grass is beginning to grow. Your beasties look well! Shirley & Robbie

  2. It was great to catch up at the weekend, it was certainly a busy weekend but enjoyable one.

    I know what you mean about the soil, some of ours goes from slop to dessert in days!