Sunday, November 17, 2013

Proper farm!

Wow we feel like a proper farm! We have 9 soon to be 10 alpacas, 6 head of cattle...
Well I might be dreaming about the proper farm bit but 4 heifers have come visiting for a few months. We have an extraordinary amount of feed for our property size and one of our friends farm is low on feed so its a win-win situation! The photo above is of the heifers arriving and below are the alpacas milling about checking out the newcomers.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

baby kina christening gift

Wow, I now understand everyone's obsession with the baby kina pattern! I love it! The knitting needles I used were a bit of a struggle to fit it all on so I'll have to find longer needles or circular needles next time but the results were worth it!

It was knitted using yarn from our alpaca Julie's 2012 fleece. It has such a beautiful feel to it! Hopefully this will be an extra special christening gift for our friend's baby. It just needs some small wooden buttons now!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pelicans are a bit lost!

We came home this afternoon to find 6 pelicans sitting on our lawn! Spring creek reservoir must be full of fish!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Windy and dry...

The weather here is usually glorious but today is hot and windy, oh so windy! The poor alpacas are particularly uncomfortable, they should have been shorn by now but we have been waiting for Goldie to have her cria so she can be shorn at the same time. She looks particularly uncomfortable camped out by the water! Julie doesn't look to happy either! (Goldie and Julie are the light brown and white alpacas respectively either side of the water trough.) if she doesn't hurry up and have it we might need to organise the shearing for the others  regardless!
I really hope this weekend brings the rain that is forecast, I just did a short drive around the local area (to convince my non-sleeping 2 year old that it was a good idea to have a sleep) and I can't believe how dry everything is! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013


I looked out the window to see a huge number if ducks feasting on our lawn!
The photo doesn't quite show just how many there were!!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sweet water for steers

I peered over the garden this afternoon to check the steers water and I became very worried as it appeared to be empty. All I could see from a distance was what looked to be empty white sides of the bath. On closer inspection I found it was petals floating in the water!! Very pretty!
One of the goldens helping me inspect the fallen tree branch.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Roses and puddings

I'm a bit late with my Christmas puddings this year. I would normally put them on on the October ling weekend but this weekend has been the first chance I've had over last few weeks! 
Our first roses of the season are out! We are usually about 2 weeks behind the rest of Orange but it seemed longer this year.