On the farm I'm still having to top fields, unbelievable amount of grass ... half of our fields have been completely rested since April and with all the topping (6 or 7 times!) they look fantastic. I've run out of diesel now though and so can't do any more this week, our little red tractor is having a rest. My new ear defenders have been a partial success - the radio part seems to get interference from the engine, particularly the poo hoover - very annoying, I find Radio 1 gets the best reception, or Classic FM - real mood changers! Sometimes I get both at the same time, thats weird!
|Melissa or "Middy Lips" because she has the same way of pushing her lips out as her brother Midlington!|
|And again - rubbish fleece at the moment but this may change!|
Rebecca and I are off to Alresford Show on Saturday - one of our favourites - they give us a really nice big marquee all to ourselves. It's one of those lovely old fashioned Agricultural Shows with lots of livestock and craft tents and heavy horses, huge tractors for sale and plants. I always see loads of people I know, some that I only ever see at this show and so we have a whole year to catch up on.
I've not made up my mind yet which alpacas I'm going to take, probably the intermediate boys, the exposure to all those people and dogs will be good for them before being shown at the Southern Group Short Fleece Show at Romsey the following week. Anyway, it's a great day out so come along and pay our marquis a visit we'd love to see you, we're next to the cattle lines.