we have been so busy over the last two weeks this is the first chance I have had, to say hello to you all. Well after a great day out at the Futurity it was back to the grind stone for me. We still have a lot of fencing to finish so my grandson Ashley and I got to work. We try to spend a few hours each day on this task as you all know, there are all the everyday jobs that must be done. The week went pretty quickly for us both and I knew Ashley was getting excited, as I had promised to take him to see Bob and Lesley down at Wellground in Wiltshire. He has heard so much about it but never been there. We left my wife Ann at home farm sitting and set off about lunchtime on the Saturday. I wanted to call at Molevalley Famers in Frome before we went to the Hotel, as there is a lot of things much cheaper than back here in Essex. We had a good look around and purchased a few items before heading for the Hotel, which is in Westbury five minutes from Bratton where Wellground is. Bob and Lesley were meeting us for dinner in the evening, we had arranged this to celebrate their Birthdays which they had earlier in the week. A very nice meal too, we all had a good chat Alpacas of course and alsc bike racing. Ashley is well into his scrambler which Bob knows a lot about, as he has been involved with bikes for years. Needless to say Ashley was asking him all about his racing days.
We were up early the next morning had breakfast and were at Wellground by 9-15. What a great morning we had too, Bob had Ashley on his quad showing him how he harrows, uses his poo picker and also his roller my grandson enjoyed every minute<> I owe you one for that. I particular liked having a rummage through some of there Alpacas, they really have some first class girls and boys. Time seemed to fly naturally it always does when you are enjoying yourself. It was time for lunch we went to the Lamb a small pub they use a couple of villages away. I had been there before with them very nice traditional Sunday lunch proper home cooking. We eventually left them at around two pm and headed back to Essex, thank you both for a smashing couple of days. When we arrived home later that evening I was telling my wife Ann that as soon as I could afford it, I was going to invest in a poo picker as the time it saves is unbelievable, she then really took the wind out of my sales and told me she had ordered me one, for my Birthday which is this week. The machine arrived last Friday so now there will be no stopping me but I am sure the man hours it saves me, Ann will find me plenty of jobs to do
These last few days have been spent generally working on the farm, next week is a very busy time for me as I have all the Alpacas to inject and they all need their toe nails clipped. Also not forgetting I will be out nice and early with my new toy