Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I have noticed that the alpacas aren't drinking much water, considering the crushing heat. In fact, I decided all the animals needed more hydration. But the problem is, you can lead a chicken to water, but (say it with me) you can't make her drink. Or can you?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
First of all, Happy Father's Day. I hope you feted any dads in your household with good food and activities that help them feel loved and appreciated. If you are the dad, I hope you were treated like a king today. My dad's in heaven, and I miss him a lot.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
We lost radio contact last night – my wireless router died, I think, and I’m going to have to determine if that’s my problem or Verizon’s. As we learned on our trip, if you live by the internet, you die by the internet. Guess I’m just plugged into the Matrix and there’s no going back. I’m going to have to turn in my Luddite card for sure now.
Anyway, if I don’t get this fixed soon I’ll have to turn to the life of an internet vagabond, moving from one WiFi connection to another, always looking for a hookup. So to speak. Today I’m here at my church with my spinning group, taking time away from making yarn to upload a blog post.
I wanted to post my little video alpaca update to tide you over until our Welcome Home open house here at the farm on Saturday. In this video, Boaz exhausts his food supply and must come to me for more goodies. He is definitely the most outgoing and adventurous. But last night even Mushroom ate a few kibbles out of my hand.
The boys have been here since Sunday night, so it’s time for them to move out into their little patch of pasture and see how they like that. Then we’ll begin some halter work. Ann got a good start with them, but now they need to learn to work with their new Mamas.
OK, after a little sleuthing, I’ve figured out it isn’t the modem that’s on the fritz, it’s the phone lines. Now to do a little troubleshooting on that end. Big sigh.
UPDATE: The phone repair guys are scheduled to come by tomorrow to check out their lines. I'll let you know how it goes...
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Before I blab on and on about the new alpacas, I wanted to mention that my nephew's wedding
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
I've had an idea for another fun event, so after I nail down some details, I'll let everyone know what I have in mind.
So, I'll leave you with a picture of Eli enjoying his dinner this evening. He's wishing you shady green meadows, cool buckets of water, and soft hay for munching and napping on.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Check it out.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
One down side to this new arrangement is that I have to carry water to that pasture. But aside from that, it's great to get them off of that overgrazed paddock and let it rest.