|West Webburn Golden Prospect|
In preparation for their departure we weighed and wormed all of this group, gave them a good check over looking for any evidence of mite which I am pleased to say there wasn't any and as the sun was shining I managed to get some pics. I have never tried to take fleece shots so gave that ago as well, Titan is looking great and his fleece is still very crimpy and bright with a very soft handle, he really is a stunning looking Alpaca, we will be sad to see him go.
|West Webburn Titan|
|West Webburn Titan Fleece|
The girls have been in their new field for a week now and are all looking very relaxed, instead of galloping in for feed in the mornings it is now a gentle stroll to see if there is anything interesting in the buckets. We did some fencing in this field yesterday to split off the end which we are going to save for hay. This was not popular with some of the girls as they seem to prefer to be in that end of the field, but as you can see from the pictures it is a very large field.
As I said today has been less about work and more about relaxing, this morning Vicky and I and the two Grandsons took Grit the pony back to his owner and had a little handling training. Grit has been quite a naughty pony and played up when we arrived. So he was picked out to demonstrate how he should behave, after a few minutes he was behaving beautifully and was handed back to me to try. Once I had got the body language right it was simple I had him walking , standing and going back and he was so good, might try it with the llamas tomorrow. After all this fun Steve picked us up and we went to the pub for a big family get together which was very nice, great to see family from America.
Another weekend over but the weather looks set to continue for this week, the job list doesn't seem to get any shorter, in fact the more you do the more you find to do!