Tuesday 19 January 2010

Gardening & Weanlings

I finally managed to get a whole days gardening today, I am sure my customers had thought I had emigrated or something. I think it was mid December that I last did a full day in the garden, mine my muscles will be stiff tonight. Once finished I met up with Steve at our fields and got the three weanlings in for a check over, Titan the oldest looks huge with all his fleece but once you get your hands on him we found he was very thin. I always worry about weaning the little ones at this time of year, he seems to be feeding well so we will keep an eye on him, do some poo samples to see if he has a worm burden, in the meantime he has had a dose of Fasinex in case of fluke and a dose of ADE. Not sure what else we can do apart from keeping a check on him.
had an e.mail about the Futurity today to say they had reduced the entry fee for animals who's sires had not been nominated, a good gesture I think,but I am not really sure why you would want to enter anyway if the sire is not nominated as it is the herd sire with the placed progeny who wins. Apart from the experience of showing there seems little point, so I think we will wait until the Spring Show in April especially as little Titan is underweight. We will still attend the futurity as it is a good show and I don't need an excuse to spend a whole weekend with other Alpaca people.
I am sure Steve will be ready for a weekend away as he is not coming skiing with me so will be in sole charge of Alpacas, Llamas, Chickens, Holiday Cottages as well as a full time job. He's a star.


  1. I'll be at the Futurity as a spectactor too, it's usually a good weekend.

  2. Hi Debbie

    I think we sat with you last year.