Well, well, well . . . it is beginning to look like a REAL barn!
The roof is up and shingled. There are now boards up on all sides (although the photo shows one side not completed). We had to put up our alpaca weather vane – a gift from son, Ryan, last Christmas.
So what’s the next step? There will be a lean-to which will eventually become home to the girls. We will also need a concrete floor in the main building. I guess some doors will be needed also. So much more to be done . . .
In the meantime, visit us every other weekend at the Easton Farmer’s Market on Depot Street. We will be there tomorrow – August 30th.
The ‘boys’, specifically Franklin and Lee, were wrestling this morning and getting vocal. I grabbed my camera on my way to see what they were doing. The playful banter is never as rough as it used to be prior to Franklin getting fixed. Our elder resident, Rusty, doesn’t like the rough housing and runs and spits when the other two get close to him. I think they do it purposely and then giggle to themselves when Rusty runs away. Silly youth! Franklin is curious about the camera so I got some close-ups of him. Alpacas each have an individual personality.
Since I was out visiting the ‘boys’ with my camera, I just had to get a few shots of our 3 week old, Summer. She isn’t very sure of me yet and keeps her distance (I wish I had a better zoom lens). Her mama, Alaurea , continued to graze and was not phased by my presence. She is our most friendly alpaca and seems to enjoy a neck rub now and then.
Our mini schnauzer, Mason, is accepted by the pack but keeps a safe distance most days. At times he roams the field with a watchful eye and presence of mind to know alpacas could stomp him at any minute. Today he chose to watch from the wall.
I hope you all enjoy my photos!
Raise the roof!!! Yes, the roof is going up. Thank you, Scott … I bet working with Padre was more fun than a trip to Aruba.
After the roof, we begin the lean-to which will house the ‘girls’.
On another note, Mariah and CeCe are honeymooning in Westport with their hubbies, Teddy and Straight Up. We can’t wait until they are back at Kave Rock. Looks like two more cria next July! Yes, it is an 11 1/2 month gestation. Of course we are also looking forward to our next cria due in late October. Mama, Eclipse, is just starting to ‘show’.
Stay tuned for more Barn Raising updates!