Paddocks full of wet alpacas, a half painted lolly pop fence, Why? That blasted rain and horrendous wind is back, please tell me this is just a blip and not that summer has been and gone. Last summer is still to fresh in my memory for me not to feel slightly concerned, ok Ill be honest I’m more than slightly concerned, I want the sun to come back please!
It’s one of my happy little helpers fault, my mother has gone on a little holiday with my sister and family as the weather was so nice at the start of the week. I bet she put her shorts on and exposed her knobbly knees to the elements and now has frightened all the sun away. Don’t worry folks she due back to day and I’ll make sure those knees stay well covered for the rest of the summer 🙂
At least the temperature has not drop to low and we have grass so the alpacas are happy to be outside. They are taking full advantage of their field shelters when the rain is at it’s heaviest along side the chickens who rather than go back to their coop have decided it’s much more fun to squeeze in alongside the alpacas.
The chickens in the field shelters have given me a bit of a start over the last couple of days. why? well a couple of them are white and when they cosy down next to a cushing heavily pregnant alpaca from a distance it looks like a white blob. Which in my mind can mean only one thing, a newly delivered cria.
I’m sure you can picture me running over with my delivery box full of goodies ready to tend to the youngster only to find instead a ball of white feathers, namely a group of bantom chickens squidged together having a little sleep 🙁
It’s either time for me to get my eye’s re-tested or the grass in front of the field shelters need cutting 🙂