Sunday, 29 May 2011

Build Me Up Buttercup

The day started off really dull and we thought that we were going to get some rain but then the sun came out and the temperatures soared.  Si has spent more time riding around on the mower but it appears that the buttercups are getting the better of him and are now flowering just above ground level.  He won't be beaten and has lowered the mowing deck so that it is now cutting the grass so short that the soil is also being scraped.


 Piper and Condor have become really good paddock mates now and spend most of their time together, they also seem to have learnt to stand and pose when approached with the camera.  Heaven still thinks that she is the leader of the pack and has taken to feeding off whichever adult female is nearest, even the ones who haven't given birth yet.  It is probably time to stop paying her so much attention.  Wilhelmina is beautiful and as much as I love the dark alpacas they are really difficult to photograph well, they just look like a sillhouette in all the snaps I take.


Timothy is now coming out of his shell and instead of moving away from us is quite happy to stand and pose.

I'm glad shearing time is almost with us as the temperatures are forecast to soar in the next few days and the heavily pregnant girls are starting to look really uncomfortable.  They have spent most of the afternoon asleep in the shade of the trees, if I hadn't had the paddock to clean I might have been tempted to join them.

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