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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
Eats, shoots, and leaves 
20th-May-2012 03:20 pm
Justin-goat
The grand spring migration has been accomplished. The baby goats are now up front/right next to the big boy goats for instantaneous weaning. The kids are not happy about the separation because - hey, look! fresh grain! - they don't have any adults up there. (I will also do, in a pinch.) The moms are in the back/left field with Lerris, Scout, and Summer. I still need to de-louse Talla again and trim her toenails before the trip to Ohio next weekend.

The alpacas and llama all got their Dectomax shots and are herded together in the back/right pasture that joins the new-land pasture. Hercules now has camelid buddies, and everyone is on better grass. Additionally, they will have way more access to browse in the new field, which should fix the alpaca poop issues. The new field hasn't had any visitors since late winter, so the [newly seeded last fall] grass is high and the bushes are thick for the nibbling.

ETA: The alpacas like the new browse, but they aren't sure about being so far from home base. While CK and I worked on the garden, they would drift down the hill through the trees, then stampede back up to the main field. Lather, rinse, repeat. I think they were calmed a bit by Hercules's dignified refusal to join their panic. He just kept munching.
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20th-May-2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Do you own a triangle loom? I've been looking to try before I buy ....this is what I"m talking about.

http://www.hillcreekfiberstudio.com/TravTriL.html

I've been thinking and thinking about them .... and then it suddenly occurred to me that you would be a logical person to ask :)
21st-May-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
The triangle loom that I have is the 6.5-footer with stand. I don't have a travel-sized one. If you want to try out the big one, I'm happy to loan it out. It is definitely a commitment, but it turns out beautiful stuff.
21st-May-2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, please - I definitely want to try it. I have an e-book on it - but if you have instructions or anything that would be awesome. Maybe bring it tomorrow? Or I can come pick it up at some point.
21st-May-2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
If I remember to put it in the car, you are welcome to have it tomorrow... I have the loom and two books on patterns and layouts and yarn-math.
21st-May-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome :-) Thank you so much!
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