Sunday, 17 February 2013


One could be forgiven for thinking that spring had sprung over the weekend.  The boys certainly thought so.  Saturday was spent pressure washing the shed.  The paddock has firmed up in most places, there may even be a few green shoots. Time for us to spend some quality time down the field.

The boys are nosey and are always spying on the sheep next door to see what is going on.  I have often wondered what the sheeps eye view of this would be like.  Well after playing hide and seek with the boys - Now I know.

Fin takes the direct appoch

Kenzie goes for an 'up periscope' technique

 Noah needs a little practice !

After all that excitement, it was time for a sit down and a chew of the cud.

My family (and other animals)

I took the opportunity to nip up the Pennine way.  Looking back I snapped this photo.  There is a prize to the first person who can spot the boys.  They are there clear as a day if you look in the right place (and zoom in a bit !).

Spot the Alpaca

I mentioned that Kenzie has a sore eye in the last blog.  He still has it and we are progressing with the plan.  One idea is that he may be a bit short of Zinc.  Digging in the shed I came across the goo bucket. This is a bucket of goo impregnated with minerals and I thought it would do no harm to give it a go again.  Last time we abandoned it because it (a) gooed up the place and (b) made us laugh at Noah because it made him look like was wearing lippy.  It still does a good job at both (a) & (b) but we are going to persevere with it this time.

 Noah and Fin sporting 'Goo Lippy' for London fashion week

Dave the fence was called.  The Paddock will be divided by this time next week.  Harder to top but will allow us to manage the boys weight better and improve the pasture without moving them off our land.

Is it too early to call it spring?  Yes it is.  But its great to get out without it being completely grim.


  1. At least Spring seems to be on the horizon now. Primroses, daffs, crocus's's's's and snowdrops popping out down here. (posted answer to your query on my blog)

  2. Just love the photos .... especially the 'picnic scene' I think I can see the boys on the right of the photo in the distance .....Jayne

  3. Great photos! Yep, we can see the boys over the top of the tall trees, roughly mid-photo. Shirley & Robbie

  4. Lovely pictures especially the 'My family and other animals' one, brilliant!

  5. Brrr! We used to love to walk those moors but I'd forgotten just how wild they are! Hope you sort Kenzie's eye...they do love to give us something to worry about don't they?!

  6. Love the shot of Noah trying to look over the fence! :) Lisa

  7. And the winner is .......

    Shirley & Robbie You have a choice of prizes*.

    a) The loan of a short handled Poo Bucket
    b) A small piece of Alpaca Fuel brick - delivered 2nd class post

    *The organizers reserve the right to substitute other prizes of similar value