August 25, 2014

After a week or so of The Bucket, I introduce The Hand. This helps them get used to your hands being around their heads and eyes. Unfortunately this hasn't worked so well with the children (lots of sudden movements) so I am back on halter training duty...

August 17, 2014

People talk about how children change your life for the better. One of the unexpected benefits for me of motherhood has been beach buckets. Beach buckets are the business for halter training. As soon as they are weaned (the pacas not the children), I start putting paca...

August 10, 2014

The other half has been doing the halter training for the last few years as I have been preoccupied with my own breeding and weaning. However his technique has been by necessity short and sharp. Halter on, lead on, dragged around the drive. Not very Marty McGee.

So I...

August 4, 2014

Princesses Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Belle, Ariel and Rapunzel plus Felix, Romeo and Jackson make up the first lot of weaners for 2014.

I do not have a weird Disney-obsession. Rather I have two pre-schoolers who this year named all the girls after Disney princesses and...

August 2, 2014

Deep in the New Zealand bush, we follow the lives of twelve alpacas as they undertake their intrepid, often perilous journey through adolescence to adult hood. Who will survive? Who will fall? Who will be crowned king (or at least get a ribbon at a show?) Using previou...

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