Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Jack, Columbus, a lamb and a mad lab

We have had a busy few days here as we had a VIP visiting.
Lillyfield Jack of Spades of Inca was here to show Columbus the ropes and liaise with several of the mighty Patou herd.

Now I know I may be accused of banging on about Jack on this blog but I make no apologies. Jack of Spades is a simply stunning black stud male. He is about as handsome as you can get and has huge amounts of amazing fleece. And no, I don't own a share in him, I wish I did but I don't.

Lillyfield Jack of Spades of Inca at Patou HQ.


Anyway he was here for three days and was introduced to six of our darker girls. Columbus, in his first year, well first weekend actually, has been introduced to some of our lighter girls to try and 'brown them up'. We are taking it very slowly with Columbus and he is gradually getting the idea.

Actually he was quite aggressive towards Jack which I suppose is good, he was protecting his girls. He just didn't really know why he was protecting them. Once we had separated them Columbus spent most of the time at the fence glaring at Jack who was calmly grazing in the paddock on the other side of the laneway.


Columbus giving his most menacing stare towards Jack of Spades.

Other news here is that we had an abandoned lamb in the bath this morning. Sue walked the dogs and found a very cold, wet, abandoned lamb in the field behind the house. It was unable to stand and on the way out basically. It was bathed to warm it up, has had glucose solution and has now perked up so much that it is now sucking milk from a bottle. It is presently wrapped up under a radiator in the bathroom.
Lastly a picture of the youngest of the mad Labs, Josh. I don't know why. I just think it is a nice picture. Anyway it's my blog.

4 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Mark...lambs in the bath and you call me mad !

Nice photos of Jack and your incredibly intelligent lab !!!

Have we set the trend for 'Alpaca head wear'....

Amiryck said...

Lovely pics.

Debbie said...

I thought I was the only mad person who had lambs in the house!

Lucy said...

Choccie lab looks very lustrous! Columbus looks very impressive, and Jack looks, well, he's Jack, isn't he?