Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Relaxing in the sunshine

After the busy week last week it has been good to do some relaxing in the garden in the sun.

Daisy, Herby and Maggie

Maggie and April playing
Maggie practicing her retrieving

....and with a dummy

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Phew what a week!

This week has been manic, particularly the latter end.  Thursday and Friday was spent showing alpacas at the Devon County Show.  A lovely show, with a great atmosphere, the alpaca section was very well organised.  Our young boys did us proud with Amiryck Eucalyptus following up his Futurity placing with a 4th junior fawn male and Elmer who has been awarded a 2nd and 3rd place at his 2 previous shows picking up another 2nd place (junior black male).  Unfortunately I couldn't watch the final judging on the Saturday since I was travelling up to Scotland for a dog show (I know - complete madness!).  The trip was worthwhile though with Herby bringing home the reserve CC.  This made the drive home straight afterwards slightly more bearable!  

Amiryck Eucalyptus

Amiryck Elmer following his mum Moselle

Herby, who in his wisdom decided a paddle in the dirty banks of the lake was a good idea just prior to the show!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Making Friends

Fern is so strong and doing so well she went out in the field with the rest of the girls today.  As usual everyone was keen to meet the new addition.


Elmer checking out the new girl

...very interesting!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Ronnie has struck gold (or should I say brown) for us again with a gorgeous brown girl.  Born today, strong and healthy.  Well done to Ronnie and Patou's "Clump"


 I was delighted to also receive some photos of Dizzy from our last litter.  What a pretty girl she is!

Dizzy in front with her pal Maddie behind


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Herby pups

A visit to the Midlands allowed us a quick sneak peek at Darcy and Herby's babies.  Looking lovely...

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Count to ten...

Maggie continues to keep us busy and is usually on the go!  We are very pleased our animals here are very tolerant, as can be seen below.

Maggie on the go

Pausing for a second

my goodness, she has stopped!

Playing with Auntie April

and kissing (or is it attacking?) her

Daisy being very tolerant!

the cat, just out of reach

Granny Apple!!!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The pitter patter of little paws

After a single visit by Darcy, Herby is now a proud daddy of 10 little gingers, 5 boys and 5 girls.  We wish them all well and will watch them grow up with great interest and pride.  We know they are in the most capable hands with competant mum Darcy and Rachel and Neil overseeing: http://moricroft.com/view.aspx?item=36

The proud dad

the babies!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Manic puppy!

Maggie continues to be a lovely addition to the family but she is keeping us busy.  Either full on or crashed out!  Her confidence was one of the things that caused us to pick her so we aren't complaining, we hope it will bode well for the future!  Meanwhile we are sleeping well...

Maggie checking out the garden

Relaxing on the long suffering Jasper (who turned 14 last month)

April showing Maggie how to behave serenely like a lady ;)

Monday, 2 May 2011

Another puppy update!

Isla and I spent today showing alpacas for Inca at the North Somerset Show.  Congratulations to them who won Champion Black Female and Male!

Whilst we were there Scrumpy, a puppy from Apple's litter 2 years ago came to introduce herself!  What a happy soul she is!  Happy 2nd Birthday to them all for tomorrow!

We also had a message from Sian who has Jeanie from Cally's last litter to say that she had been placed 5th at her first ever working test - well done to them!

Since our last post we have also had photos from two other siblings from Cally's litter.  Bailey and Holly.  It is always lovely to see and hear how they are progressing.

Herby's sister Scrumpy

Sian with Jeanie



Sunday, 1 May 2011

Meet Maggie!

The excitement has been building here for a bit waiting for our new puppy and here she is - Maggie!  (you guessed right Jenny!).  Maggie comes from Rachel and Neil at Moricroft and we couldn't be more thrilled with her.  She has bags of character, has taken everything in her stride on her first afternoon here (as seen in the photos) and looks very pretty as well.  We are so proud that she is joining our gang here.





Meeting alpacas

Being carried back after a "pootle" in our field

with mummy!

and daddy - being carried out to meet the alpaca

with the gang

Freesia - doing well

the pekin with her foster ducklings!