The Screamers

Posted By On Apr 2013 | 2 Comments

That’s Easter over with can we have our heat wave now please! 🙂  Mind after all those Easter eggs will I be able to fit into my shorts, I doubt it.

We’ve had a very busy four days here on the farm and I can’t remember what we did on any of the days specifically as they all passed in such a whirl wind of activity.

On top of all the usual chores, we managed to get five acres of paddocks chain harrowed and so only have another five and a half to do then that job can be crossed of the list.

We also had a farm visit from a lovely couple who are thinking of maybe having some males as pets.  The boys enjoyed that as they are such a nosey bunch and it’s normally the girls that get all the attention.

I took my camera down with me today and as soon as the boys saw me they came marching over.  The trouble is with all of them around you and noses poked on the end of my lens I didn’t get any good shots of them, only of The Valiant who spotted me first.  The following shots of their rear ends, taken on their retreat were the best I could manage.  Please don’t ask me who’s who because I haven’t a clue, they all look the same from that end 🙂

Honeyfield The Valiant

Honeyfield The Valiant

Here he comes

Here he comes

Honeyfield The Valiant

Honeyfield The Valiant

Honeyfield Bright Spark, the first to smudge the lens

Honeyfield Bright Spark, the first to smudge the lens

 Rear ends

Rear ends

 

We also managed to pop out to Redlands Tailwind Cafe, for an hour for some lunch over the weekend.  This is a definite must do if ever passing through Wanborough.  The cafe not only serves great homemade food, but also entertainment as it is based on a working farm that also has a light aircraft runway.

Throughout the dry months Redlands is very busy with parachuting enthusiasts. The cafe not only offers a great viewing spot to see the parachutists come into land, but you can also see them folding all their chutes back up for their next jump which I found fascinating to watch.

It’s great fun at Honeyfield on a summer’s day as we see the jumpers leave the plane from our paddocks and if it’s a still day you can hear them talking to each other and occasionally we chuckle as there are what we call the screamers 🙂

I’m often tempted to have a go at a tandem jump myself, the view must be amazing and it would be great to look down at all the alpacas. Then I hear a screamer and sanity returns pretty smartish 🙂

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  1. Rob @ Wellground  April 2, 2013

    Remember, never look up to see the screamers, if they are sick, it’s going to be a messy affair, just grab a brolly 😉

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  2. Amberly Alpacas  April 3, 2013

    Beautiful boys! 😉

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