No more moat! Alpaca walks and worm counts.

Not a bad office to be writing the blog tonight.

Sat In the field on Sunday night watching the gang just being them; Amelia feeding from mum, Pippin and Sam playing and everyone else grazing. Toad in the hole is in the oven thanks to James, I may be biased but thats a pretty good evening and a nice way to round off a busy weekend with our first full weekend of alpaca walks under our belts.

The not so glamorous behind the scenes is I’m actually waiting for everyone to poop so we can take samples for worm counting. I guess if this blog was selling you the perfect life I would have left that part out...

This week we have made loads of progress on the garden, and solving the issues with the damp in James’ office. We started the week with an actual moat round the end of the house, full of water from the last rain which James was emptying with a pond pump every time it got too high.

Fun fact - soakaways don’t work if your house is built on clay!

We dug out a channel around the house, installed a land drain and reconnected all the down pipes, adding in some extra channels ready to collect the run off water when we get around to paving. Fingers crossed it works!!

Thursday we did another spit off with Ambition and we are pretty sure she is pregnant now! We tested her with both Sam and Pippin, who to be honest didn’t really understand why she hated them so much. If you aren’t sure what a spit off is you can watch our YouTube video here to see how it’s done. Next week we have a visit from the vet for a health check on all the alpacas and we will do a final spit off. Then it is fingers crossed until roughly the start of August when we get to see our baby alpaca.