Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Up close with the Mighty Patou

I have been working evenings all week and that leaves me the mornings to complete my chores and then lie down a lot doing nothing for hours (some people actually believe that you know) whilst I wait for work time to come round again. Anyway today I found that I had a few minutes to spare at feeding time. The sun was out so out came the camera and I sat on an upturned bucket in the top paddock (yes it was a sturdy bucket and no, no winches were involved) to watch the herd go about their business.

First to come over and say hello was the utterly gorgeous Patou Fifi, a nose nuzzler of great repute.

Fifi is a beautiful medium fawn girl and has the most tremendous fleece coverage. This picture was the only one I could get before she got under the lens and was just too close, marvellous.

Little Reggie, who you may remember was a breach birth last September, paraded in front of me almost asking to be photographed. He is a Groove boy and as you can see is turning out into a handsome little chap.

Next up was Sophie who probably has the densest fleece here apart from Columbus. She is a Samurai girl and is for sale at a ridiculously low price. That may have to go up actually. In fact it will once she is pregnant. Anyway she is a very sweet girl and I might buy herself when I can..............mmmmmmmm.........sorry folks thinking out loud there, or through my fingers as it were.

Last photo today is of the scrummy Patou Penelope, now almost a week old and a real live wire. She runs like the wind and we are very pleased with her, she is fab, totally fab.

I am travelling up to the BAS AGM on Saturday with Sir Tim of Inca and Ivan the Great from Old Stour Alpacas. To be quite honest with you I can't quite believe what has been going on recently with people sending e-mails and letters galore. It all seems a bit childish. I don't really know what people's problems are so that's why I'm going to see if I can figure out what is going on. I expect there'll be some hot air floating around and I don't expect I'll contribute much as I honestly don't have much of a clue as to what to say. I hope that at the end of the day I will be more informed and will then be able to form an opinion. Could always catch up on a bit of sleep if it gets too much for my little mind. We'll see.
Anyway after all this loafing around it appears that it is time to set off for the day job once again.


Lucy said...

Hi Mark. What a lovely selection of animals and good photo work. Can I nick Reggie's pic for my sire's progeny page? He's turned out well. I don't envy you the BAS meeting but it will be interesting I guess.

Knapper Alpakka said...

Thats a nice collection of alpacas!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Mark...its nice to see that there is a fellow bucket sitter on the planet !!....I too can be found sitting on a bucket in the sun on nice days....admiring the alpacas, they build them sturdy up here in Scotland...the buckets of course.

Lovely collection of pictures, Lady Penelope is a real sweetie!!..with her posh look!..on already and only a week old!...enjoy the can translate to us when you get back !...Jayne

Perry Wheeler said...

Liked your pictures. Lady Penelope looks a lot like Chorus Girl who you wanted us to post to you.

Perry and I haven't tried bucket sitting as there not to strong over here.