Sunday, 4 September 2011

I know

Look, I know. I know it has been 9 days since my last posting and I should have put something on here by now but, by crikey, we've been flat out busy dawn till dusk every day.

Not only have we been moving house, full time employment has been ongoing also. A ten hour shift means a minimum of 11 hours away from home (did I mention the fact that my route to work is along the A303 which at the moment is full of sweaty city dwellers heading to or from their second homes in Devon or Cornwall?).
Well I'll be glad when they are all back ensconced in Notting Hill or Chelsea or Kensington or wherever else they have come from and we country folk (Oooh aaargh) can have our roads back!

Once I am home from work its back to the old house, we are still bringing stuff over, the house is now empty and the garden will be by the end of tomorrow but I haven't even touched the field. Sure the alpacas are here, the hay feeders are here, the troughs, water buckets and feed buckets are here but I have two field shelters still to dismantle, transport (somehow) and rebuild, plus I have a shed load of fencing and Wiltshire gates to dismantle. Not to mention tidying up the garden and clearing away general garden crap. It is absolutely amazing how much 'crap' one family can accumulate in 6 years!

As well as all that stuff we are in the middle of the busiest alpaca time I think we have ever had. Now don't get me wrong I am not complaining it just all takes time! Qjori has been doing his thing all over the place as the number of 'booked' outside matings reaches twenty. We have people wanting to buy alpacas, in fact we have just about sold all that were available for sale (that all takes time) and we have the Romsey Show next weekend.

Not only all that but Me, Sue and Angus have just been out in torrential rain giving injections to a poorly alpaca, and there's a chicken roasting in the oven!

So, I apologise, I have been slacking, I promise to return soon with pictures and everything, there is so much to tell!

5 comments:

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Good to hear you're all o.k, and looking forward to the house/land/shelter warming!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Typical I thought you'd be sitting about doing nothing!

Seriously, really good to hear that business is booming.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Sounds like a hectic time..in Patou Land....thought you'd gone to ground !!
I want more pictures.....please ! asking nicely......of alpacas and not of cart loads of stuff !!....in transit....! Jayne

Jeff and Sheila said...

Busy, Busy time....and the Romsey Show is beckoning!!

Perry Wheeler said...

Glad your move went well. Looking forward to photo's when you get time.
Sarah