Tuesday, October 7, 2014
What are these things with short necks?
And suddenly, we've got sheep. We never intended to have sheep, it just happened that way.
A few months ago we sold a package of female alpacas to a couple that wanted to change away from the Wiltipolls that they currently kept on their property, As part of the deal we agreed to take four pregnant ewes in part exchange.
It’s all part of our aim here to be as self sufficient as possible; while we’re certainly not eco-activists, we do care about knowing where our food comes from and how it’s raised.
So now the first two have given birth and we have spring-loaded lambs bouncing around one of the home paddocks. They do, of course have their own, personal alpaca guard – woe betide the fox that tries anything, I wouldn’t argue with her.
Got to admit that they are cute but I’m not going to get too attached – we have to remember what they’re here for.