Monday, 22 November 2010

so long hairy cows...

The hairy cows have moved on to greener pastures. After many weeks of chasing them back into their paddocks, we made the decision to sell them. They had a total disregard for fences & when they weren't pushing through them, they were jumping them. It really was quite a sight to see a 400kg cow jump a 5 foot fence. No matter how many times the fences were fixed or improvements were made, they just kept escaping. Let me tell you now... herding 2 insolent cows up out of a steep gully with grass waist high & wombat holes everywhere, is not my cup of tea really. Especially not every week!
So there we go, I've had my little rant & peace has been restored on the farm.
Our two new replacement lawn mowers arrived today, let's hope they stay put. We got alpacas as they will act as guards for our chooks & ducks & they're fairly agreeable creatures. These boys are five years old & are yet to be named. Any ideas? We're thinking something spanish.
Did you know that alpacas only poo in the one spot. They'll also line up to take turns if more than one needs to go at once. Another interesting fact... when they feel threatened, they just sit down. They can also become very emotional, if upset or angry they may stomp back & forth across the paddock. What curious creatures.
We had a fantastic weekend of hanging out with my bestie, yummy food, treasure hunting at the market, lots of gardening & best of all, soaking up some much needed sun. I think my vitamin D levels are finally being restored.
Today was spent recovering from all the excitement, hopefully tomorrow I'll be back to normal programming.
Happy monday!

6 comments:

Carmel's Closet said...

I'm sorry, I shouldn't laugh, but can't help it. The thought of insolent cows is too funny. Brings back memories of summers spent in on the family farm in Ireland bringing the cows in for milking - best days of my life. Alpacas as chook guards? Well I never. About to go to bed, so no inspiring names jumping out at me right now. Hope they go well.
Carmel

bec said...

You may end up shearing and spinning and knitting their wool! I think one should be name 'Pablo' haha. But I knew someone who had an alpaca named Kerry....

Irina said...

wow! amazing animals, alpacas, and I didn't know about those facts at all! really interesting. They're beautiful... I can help you with the Spanish if you want... I'm Spanish!

Sue said...

Well the alapacas look lovely and what beautiful colors too. You can make some lovely yarn from those cant you. I never knew they guarded chooks but it seems they do serve a purpose and much better than cows jumping fences! I cant even imagine that but it does sound funny!

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh Kitty I am BEYOND jealous!!! I LOOOOVE alpacas, and your two new friends are just gorgeous!!
I was thinking more Bruce and Norma, but I'm alittle obessed with Bruce at the moment.
xo

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Your alpacas look gorgeous! I have a soft spot for the wooly beasts. You will never need to buy wool again, (my mum has two.)
Have they done any spitting yet?..."Moco" is snot in spanish, how about that for a name :-) They can really make those balls fly!