Enjoying the summer

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.

Feeding Time July 2018

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!

A couple of pics and a quick update!

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.

Major Tim

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!

Molly and Mabel

We’ll write again very soon!

A new shelter for the girls.

Rosie: It’s a lovely, (almost) Spring day here and all the children and grandchildren are out playing in the garden and throwing the ball for us.

The babies have been very naughty this morning. The chickens found their way into the paddock and Sundown in particular had great fun chasing them. He got into trouble though when only one poorly chicken was left and she was getting flustered at being by herself. Makes a change for somebody other than me to be told off for chasing chickens.

We had some surprising news from the vet yesterday. Unfortunately, Fairydust isn’t pregnant but Bambi is and about 5 months gone! Meaning that she must have got better acquainted with Angelo on their first meeting than we had previously thought! We can’t wait to see how pretty their cria will be.

The new shelter was put up at the beginning the month and the girls love their new home. Bambi, of course, was the first to investigate.