Rosie: What a summer so far! Luckily all the alpacas and sheep were shorn back in May so they’ve been able to properly enjoy some dust baths and hosepipe showers in the hot weather.
We woke up one morning in June to find a new baby up and already feeding in the field! It was a lovely day so Bambi obviously thought she’d get it over with nice and early to enjoy the rest of the day. She is a female cria, called Dority, pictured here with her Mum at feeding time.
As we only had one male cria last year, Obi had to move in with the big boys on his own. He wasn’t very happy at first and obviously missed his mum a lot, but here he is stretching out in the sunshine.
The sheep are looking much better now they’ve had haircuts, I think you’ll agree!
Misty: A couple of weeks ago the grandchildren visited for the holidays and they had an Easter egg hunt around the garden. Here’s a picture of Major Tim seeing what he can spot over the fence! I don’t think he found any, but if he did, he definitely didn’t share them with me.
As always, a lot has happened since our last diary entry. In short, we now have sheep. It all started when we acquired ‘Martha’ from a local farmer who moved his lambs into the next door orchard. One of them had a bad leg so Mum (Elaine) started looking after her. One thing led to another and soon ‘Martha’ moved in. Last summer Molly and Mabel were brought home. They are teddy bear sheep, and although I hate to admit it, they are rather cute, although rather in need of a haircut at the moment. Here’s a picture of them when they first arrived (looking a little sheepish), but we’ll put up another one once they’ve been sheared!
We’ll write again very soon!