Monday, 28 February 2011

There Goes The Week-End

There it was gone !! Monday already. Our alpaca husbandry tuition went well on Saturday, nice pedicures all round, the girls were very pleased. After the lesson we moved on to our local for a bite to eat, and very good it was too. It was a little bizare as there was a Star Wars event going on and Darth Vader arrived closely followed by Princess Leia, Chewbacca in full fleece (!) various characters with light sabres and the red and black faced Darth Maul. That's enough characters from Star Wars for one evening's I-Spy Spotting Book.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Those Elusive Snowdrops

Well I got so carried away with the alpaca competition I forgot all about my snowdrops, they are lovely at present, it really feels like Spring is on the way. Lovely day yesterday, visitors to the ranch to view the alpacas, perfect weather, lots of alpaca talk and fleece rummaging. Whilst looking through the cria we noticed that our cria from 2010 with Australian pedigrees are exceptional, this is when it gets fun deciding who will be paired up in this seasons matings, we have so many different bloodlines to work with from inspirational USA pedigrees to top Australian & New Zealand genetics.
We have visitors on saturday to help and learn about some alpaca husbandry.

Those elusive snowdrops !

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Snowdrops & Spinning

Busy day catching up with the alpacas. Then settled down to spin some of Joseph's fleece for an heirloom baby shawl, to commission. The alpacas are having a competition to find the cria that can get the most hay and general debris gathered up in their fleece, joint winners today Mr Messy (Macey) and Miss Bad Hair Day (Clemy).

Mr Messy just how has he got all this on his fleece ? 
A close second Miss Bad Hair Day