Right, well it seems that a week has flown by and I must post something or you will all think that I have grown fairy wings and fluttered off to the land of Narnia.
A week that has not been exactly full of incident but a week where stuff has happened. I had a week off for starters so there was no day job to interfere. I have spent hours on my little John Deere tractor mowing literally acres of grass, nettles and dock leaves. I love it and Sue never gets a look in. John, or Mr Deere as I like to think of him, is mine. All mine.
So from paddock news (they all look great by the way) to Patou cria news. First here is the latest picture of my favourite little brown alpaca, Truffle. She is absolutely gorgeous, she wags her tail like a dog, (what's that all about) and is constantly being spat at as she barges into the big round fluffbag heavily pregnant mothers, who, due to the extreme heat (it was 29C here yesterday) are more grumpy than usual. Are those nettles in the background? Is that a dock leaf in the foreground? Mr Deere and I have more work to do.
Anyway Truffle needed a play mate and now she has one!
On Friday Poppy gave birth to a super little (if you can call 9.64 kilos little) black male. So ladies and gentlemen may I introduce you all, and you heard it hear first, to the latest addition to the Mighty Patou herd.
Usually at this point I would ask you to imagine a trumpet fanfare or a raucous cheer, or even the sound of the massed male voiced choirs of Wales but no, on this auspicious occasion I want you to imagine a seriously long and deafening roar of thunder as I introduce to the world, and remember this name and this day people for it is momentous...... Oh crikey how can I give such a little fellow such a huge build up......................no I've started so I will finish. Ladies and Gentlemen, please allow me, Chief Warrior of the Mighty Patou tribe to introduce the latest addition to the Patou ranks, his awesomeness will undoubtedly stretch far and wide (is this going too far? Help!) he will forever cast a shadow of greatness upon the green land of Patou, people of the United Kingdom and beyond, I give you Patou Thor, God of Thunder!
And here he is, bless him.
His sire is the Mighty Van Diemen Qjori of Patou and his mother is Patou Poppy, an ATA Cambridge Centurion girl. We asked Qjori for colour and, well if I'm honest he's gone a bit too far this time, but he has done the job again. Solid black and an absolute cracker.