Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Ollie is a Genius!!!!!!!!!!!

As you can guess Ollie gave me the title for tonights blog. Si told him that he wouldn't be able to do any fencing on his own but he managed some this afternoon. We are all so desperate to get it done. He did work up a sweat even though the weather was cold, wet and misty, he soon took his waterproofs and fleece off. He was working in just a short sleeved tee shirt again. I can't believe the change in him. He used to insist on a lift or at least a taxi if it rained a bit when we were in Liverpool; there was no way that he was going to get his hair wet.

He moved some of the feeders closer to the house today so that we can watch the girls eating. We have had so much mist that we hate not being able to see them so much. I can't wait to have a paddock right up to the window.

All the alpacas look as though they could do with a good hosing down. I've never seen them so muddy, twigs and leaves are sticking to them and we spend a good deal of time picking them out of their coats. They are also having difficulty finding their way around the new fencing too now and we have to go and find any that are trapped in our new maze and lead them out with the feed bucket.

When Ollie went to feed the goats tonight he found three mice in the feed bin. We found one the other day but couldn't find out how it got in. There are no holes that we can find and the lid fits quite tightly. Obviously the original mouse is now sub-letting space to any homeless rodents it can find. We just scraped off the top layer of food and put it on the bird table. I can't bring myself to buy mouse poison as they are really cute we'll just have to find something more secure to store animal feed in.

The weather forecast showed that we were going to have snow but there was only one flake on the picture and if it did land here then one of the alpacas obviously ate it. The boys are really disappointed but I'm quite relieved after the snow we had earlier in the year when we were snowed in for three days solid.

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