Sunday, 8 January 2017

One Man and his Dog

 Wherever Mike is, Jake is never far away.  He was my best friend when Mike was in hospital but immediately upon his return, I was disguarded and ignored, except for at meal times, of course.

As you can see everything is pretty much back to normal.  

As this morning was the first time the alpacas have been dry for a while, I took the opportunity to administer their vitamins which they need over the winter to compensate for the lack of sunshine.  It is administered orally and so I have to hold the alpaca in order to get the drenching gun into the mouth.  Not very pleasant for them or me if they are soaking wet.

The hens are all shut in all the time at the moment because of the Defra restrictions in the light of the Bird Flu problem.   They should have been allowed to free range again yesterday but a new outbreak means that the restrictions are now being applied until the end of February.   They don't seem to mind too much and we have put a bale of straw in their pen for them to dismantle and keep themselves amused.   They like perching on it and scrabbling around, not to mention eating the seeds that are still in it. 

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