Anyway, back at Easter-Wood, we have now had our seventh cria all within a 3 week period....here are some of them:
Arabella and Philby, who is on the right
This is Boniface
Chester with mum, Lai Lai
This pictures shows Layla with her mum, Torn Ear and Boniface on the right
This is Arabella having a snooze with mum, Fedora
Our swallows this year have taken to nesting in the same spot as last year, namely the rafters within the stable block and the other morning I had a need to go into one of the stables which is no longer in use, and there upon the ground was a young swallow. He couldn't yet fly but had managed to climb out of his nest and had dropped rather ungainly to the floor. Poor little blighter was clearly distressed, so I scooped him up and placed him back in the nest along with his brothers and sisters. Two days later however, they were all gone so I guess they were due to fly the nest anyway.
We had a visit from a lovely couple from Holland last week who are over here on holiday and following a call from my son's in laws who know them from their camping connections, they came to look at our alpaca farm and went away with a bag of fleece from one of our boys. It was a nice afternoon and it was great to see their delight when showing them our most friendly girls who insisted on nibbling their clothing.
Will be back again soon.