Sunday, January 25, 2009

Oh my, has the temperature changed! We're back to heavy sweaters and coats. The alpacas are loving it! Our horses are running, kicking and feeling all frisky! And...we collected 24 chicken eggs last night! Wow! Those little ladies are really producing right now.

We tested our three alpaca females, Cotton, Dolly, and Nisha with our male, Jammer this morning (we call it "spitting off"). They all appear to still be pregnant and should be due next November. I love birthing season! Genoux, on the other hand, is still open (not bred). She was bred to YoYo this morning.

Life is good...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

80 degrees in January?

Who would have guessed it! It was 32 degrees this morning when I was out doing barn chores. I had to even break some ice out of the water buckets. This afternoon it was 80 degrees and I was out hosing down the alpacas trying to cool them down! That's Texas weather for you! If you don't like it, just hold on a minute. It's gonna change! :o)

What an absolutely gorgeous day. I spent most of it running errands for my parents and myself. I spent this afternoon meeting with the guidance counselor for my oldest son who is starting highschool next year. Oh my, how time flies. We've got his four year plan in order. Life just goes by to darn quick!

I have so much to be thankful for. I took a beautiful bike ride along with my three children today. It was the perfect weather. The chickens were happy running around the pasture, the horses took naps out by the back fence, and the alpacas romped around playfully as they got their bellies hosed down. Yep, I'd say that's a pretty nice day...