Thankful for a lot of things but especially for the part of the world we live in. The disater in Japan, fighting in Libya and general shortcomings around the world make us realise how lucky we are. Indeed we are very fortunate in this part of the country as we seem to have been very fortunate with the weather whereas other parts of the country have snow, wind or rain. This week has been beautiful, those of you who have watched the horse racing from Cheltenham on the television will be aware that the weather in this area has been gorgeous. A time when you look across the paddocks and wonder is that alpaca alright - of course it is - just sunbathing.
We have been making the most of it and hoping it is not the calm before the storm.
When the paddock duties were finished for today it was time to have a go at the flower border followed by a well earned cup of tea.
Another busy few days. The week was mainly overcast and cold but we have had a lovely weekend - cold nights and a glorious couple of days. The alpacas certainly look content.
This weekend we had a visit from Helen & Dave who brought a lovely young female to visit 'Wellground Scriptwriter'. They were very quick to take advantage of our special 'Mad March offer' of reduced priced mating. Scriptwriter looked very pleased with himself today.
Wellground Scriptwriter - he is scheduled for a bonnet trim this week.
Helen & Dave also took away their new purchase - 'Toad Hall Britannia' is joining their growing herd. Despite Britannia's difficult start in life she looks well and has a lovely fleece, I know she will be well looked after.
Unfortunately I didn't have the camera to hand when Britannia left but here is our gorgeous Toad Hall Jolly Ruffo who is a superb youngster.
Sid and Pat live near the Malvern Hills by the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire/
Herefordshire borders. We have 8 acres and started Alpaca farming in 2007 and are thoroughly enjoying it.
Sid's secondary occupation is maintaining lorries/vans and building/converting them for specialist animal (horse/alpaca)transportation. Pat is secretary to our local vet.