I also brought a Drum Carder or rather Liz Brooks and I brought a Drum Carder, we had a Louet Carder which we found a little rough with the Alpaca fleece so we have made an investment in a Classic Carder. I happened to mention to a customer that we were selling our Louet Carder and she took our details, emailed the day after the show and has now purchased it. So one sale already.
Since we have been back we have got stuck into the usual round of husbandry, The West Webburn Watchers group have had their monthly meeting, they do make me laugh as they line up waiting to take their turn on the scales, I am pleased to report that they are all fine and have come through the winter having not lost any condition.
It is that time of the year when you get to wondering which of the females has held their pregnancies through the winter. We have been putting off running them past the male as it is too early to start matings, any way today we couldn't wait any longer, it was a beautiful day and we needed to move the main female herd onto fresh grass which meant it would not be so easy to run them past Caliban (it was his turn). So decision made, pens erected, females in yard, show team split out and returned to their paddock. I have had my doubts about a few of the younger girls so with fingers crossed we put each female into the pen with Caliban, he really thought his luck was in. Poor boy, nine females, five really spit offs, four running around pen trying to get under, over or through the hurdles, so we are hope full that all nine are pregnant including our Champion Black female who has been very difficult to get pregnant, she was one who I was doubtful about, she didn't spit but she would sit either so fingers crossed.
So the females have got lots of fresh Grass, Caliban is back in his Paddock not at all pleased about his afternoon out.
I thought I would share a couple of pictures of the Grandsons extreme reading for Book Week at School.
|Charlie and Caramel|
|Josh on the Digger|