Friday, 20 August 2010
A face full of spit!
We then loaded most of them into the trailer for the short journey to Widecombe where they will stay until spring. They are in a field which has been cut for hay several weeks ago and it now has a lovely lot of fresh grass. We held back a couple of Alpacas as they needed one more spit off, the two female llamas and of course Murphy, just because I don't want him to go just yet as he is growing so fast and is such a character.
In the afternoon we had a visit from my Mum & Dad, Sister and family, daughter and family and younger daughter, funny you don't see anyone for weeks and then they all turn up. It was a lovely afternoon and we went and introduce them to the llamas, alpacas, pigs and chickens before having a picnic in the field. Just what Sundays should be like.
We had to cancel a llama walk this morning as the weather was so foul, thick mist, rain and a howling gale not what you need for an enjoyable walk on Dartmoor. hopefully it will be better by Monday as we have a half day walk booked.
Merlin our young llama in training is coming along nicely, he is very calm and walks around the field very well now. It won't be long before he can be introduced to the trekking team and will start to come on short walks with us. Over the winter he will get lots of training on the moor where he will meet all sorts of new things and by next spring hopefully he will able to be part of the team, but not carry a pack until he is at least two years old.