Boys & Their Toys

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 1 Comments

The good news is the snow didn’t settle for long after about four to five hours it stopped and we were left with sunshine, and unfortunately for the alpacas, very soggy paddocks. Sorry alpacas definitely ย more barn time ahead. Naughty twinny’s will be fed up they won’t be able to get in the barn with Dora on guard ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve arrived at the point where are winter bedding supplies have all been used up and so have had to re-order more cardboard for my horse Charlie and straw for the alpacas and the other three horses, I’m hoping my large bedding order will do the trick and sod’s law will prevail and we’ll get our heat wave ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a little wander around the farm yesterday, to have a look at what’s growing and what’s not.

What’s not is the grass, the cold weather has seen to that ๐Ÿ™ but the miniature fruit trees I planted last year, seem to be thriving. Could it be all that alpaca manure I fertilized them with?

The big surprise was the gooseberry bushes, also planted last year, were still alive and starting to green up.

I’m surprised because Neil planted them for me, also with lots of alpaca manure of course, and then two weeks later ran over them with the lawn mower.

He say’s he didn’t know they were there, who planted them?

He tends to get a bit carried away when cutting the grass, not only did my gooseberry bushes get a severe haircut but my long schooling crop I use to herd the alpacas is now a very short one, the solar panel of the horses electric fencing no longer resembles a solar panel but is more a collection of chewed up plastic and the list could go on.

Well gooseberries you have a bit of a reprieve, no grass means Neil’s not allowed out to play with the lawn mower just yet, best you get growing ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. Rosemary  March 19, 2013

    Lawn mowers are one thing – just don’t let him loose with a chainsaw! (Sam’s new acquisition and I am missing half a fence post!)
    No grass in the alpaca paddocks here either.


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