Sunday, 24 August 2014

Our Latest Additions (cute warning)

Say hello to newest additions to the homestead 
They are the cutest fluffiest little ducklings ever 
5 little Aylesbury ducks, I got them today at the poultry sale
The Alpacas didn't really know what to make of them
They will be destined for the table but I hope we have at least one boy amongst a few girls then we can keep a trio for breeding our own table birds, time will tell.
They are not old enough to go into the water just yet, we plan to get our neighbour K around with her JCB to dig out a pond at the bottom of the field. 

This morning at 7am while I was making the first cuppa of the day still in my dressing gown, I could hear the Alpacas making there alarm call, thinking it was a fox I ran out to investigate and there in the field was no not a fox but two piggies gleefully running around, they had broken out of there enclosure, I yelled for hubby to get up the pigs are out, it was a quick dash upstairs to throw some clothes on, even I draw the line at chasing pigs in wellies and dressing gown, we eventually managed to round them up and enclosed again. It was then back to the house for a cuppa while we discussed how to secure them from future break outs, after breakfast we set out to move there ark over onto fresh ground and rebuild them a new run with reinforced sections  on the hurdles which are the week point. 
I did video the moving of the ark and will upload it tomorrow. 

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  1. Oh but I would have loved a pic of you both runny round in your dressing gowns and wellies.......meanie x

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    1. The Alpacas are not too clever with the camera yet still working on that one :-)

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  2. Oh, they are wonderfully cute! I would love to have some ducks but Dan isn't too keen on that. :(

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    1. I wanted turkeys as well but hubby dosent like them he always says they look like they have sneezed there inards out.

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  3. You were lucky you had enough time to get dressed, it would have been chuckles all round to see you both in wellies and dressing gown. Our home stead is growing nicely.

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    1. Yes we are starting to fill up not planning any more additions until spring now :-)

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  4. Not the best start to the day, but better than if it had been a fox I'm thinking, as at least the pigs won't try and eat the other animals!! The ducklings are lovely when they are still all yellow and downy aren't they. xx

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    1. The pigs would be tempted to eat the chooks and ducklings, they are getting more boisterous.

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  5. Well done the Alpacas for doing their job so well.

    Jean x

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    1. They have accepted the pigs in there enclouser but were not happy about them venturing in there area

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