October 27, 2014

Two weeks out from shearing is almost as busy a time as shearing day. We get all the animals in and:

  • body score them (rate them between 1 and 5 for weight by feeling along their backs).

  • get their jabs up to date (I'll go into our jabbing programme another time!...

October 19, 2014

Been a while since I posted - holiday for both the alpacas and us after the show...

We had an amazing three days at the National Alpaca Expo 2014. Firstly the halter training paid off and they were largely angelic. Even the MOTH had to admit it.

Secondly staying with f...

October 10, 2014

Our four alpacas and their convoy made it safely to Christchurch, smooth ferry crossing and all. We on the other hand went through our usual hectic departure preparations. Having spent much of the week dressed as the caped crusader (My Other Life - don't ask...) I main...

October 5, 2014

Today the team got to walk down the drive and around the house with unplanned hazards at every turn: The Entourage, dogs supposed to be locked inside but released by said Entourage, curious neighbour with Jack Russell (twice - on her way out and back), neighbouring far...

October 4, 2014

"Another couple of days and you'd have nailed it" - the other half.

That is high praise indeed. Now we just wait to see how they perform in the ring in five days time. Watch this space.

The fab four were then popped into the van and driven to Rotorua to join a few othe...

October 4, 2014

My last five days of intensive halter training for the team has turned to custard due to factors beyond the control of even a working mother...the weather. Thursday and Friday aborted. Today, Saturday (one day until we drop them off for transport to Christchurch) and b...

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