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    Captain Bubble
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    Posted – 22/04/2017 : 19:11:36 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    Our first three Alpacas were delivered yesterday and are starting to settle in. We have been very busy erecting fencing (including hogringing hogrings with a hogringer!) and clearing the field of Sycamore seedlings. They can cause indigestion to grazing animals and this just happens to be a bumper year for Sycamore seedlings. They are tough seedlings, very tough, and my hands are sore and rough as 100 Grade Sandpaper. Lots more fencing to complete in the big field, hundreds of thousands more sycamore seedlings to uproot, sycamore seedlings here, sycamore seedlings there, I am chuffing sick o’ more seedlings wherever I look!

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    Captain Bubble
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    Posted – 22/04/2017 : 19:14:23 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    Or these ones:

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    rollingthunder
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    Posted – 23/04/2017 : 13:48:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
    Nice looking Alpacas you’ve got there.
    The one in the middle looks particularly fetching.
    Sounds like hard work. How many Alpacas are you planning keeping?
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    beezerk
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    Posted – 23/04/2017 : 19:14:23 Show Profile Visit beezerk’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    You’ve bought some Alpacas?
    Honestly Capt, you never cease to amaze me
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    Captain Bubble
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    Posted – 24/04/2017 : 10:13:31 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    Technically the Alpacas belong to my sister and brother-in-law who have wanted to keep them for a long time but never had the land. Very hard work doing the fencing and uprooting Sycamore seedlings for 14 hours…well over 20,000! Once all preparation is done they are big labour savers…think of them as organic four-legged lawn mowers! They are still unsettled and nervous but should be quite friendly in a week or so. We thought we could have perhaps 8-12, but when the breeders did a site visit they said our land was good enough to support 20. We need the home and land to make income, so 20 fleeces per year would be a useful contribution. We might also get a Llama, useful guard for the herd.

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    rollingthunder
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    Posted – 24/04/2017 : 11:04:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
    That’s a great way to get some income from a big empty field. Apparently there’s a few people here with Alpacas, but I’ve never seen them. There’s a big crofting thing here where the Scottish Government assist people who want to get into crofting, so every method of bringing in money is utilised and Alpacas seems to be one of the methods, but not yet on a large scale.
    I’d be giving them all names.
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    Captain Bubble
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    Posted – 24/04/2017 : 12:58:38 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    No doubt that we will give them all names, and I imagine the youngest and oldest family members will be most vocal in choosing them! They are very hardy animals so would be fine in Scotland. When alarmed they quack like ducks, and we have heard them humming quietly to each other when they are relaxed. The hour long stare-offs with our cats are an interesting blend of mutual terror and fascination.
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    teethmeister
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    Posted – 25/04/2017 : 12:43:48 Show Profile Visit teethmeister’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    Perhaps you can soothe them into their home more quickly with some Alpacalypso music?
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    Captain Bubble
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    Posted – 27/04/2017 : 07:37:19 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    With lots of Almaraccas perhaps!
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    teethmeister
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    Posted – 27/04/2017 : 12:16:57 Show Profile Visit teethmeister’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    Some Alpacajon might go down well too
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    Captain Bubble
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    Posted – 27/04/2017 : 20:10:35 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    And timbales played AplaCascara…
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    teethmeister
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    Posted – 29/04/2017 : 11:18:49 Show Profile Visit teethmeister’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    Bring in a small choir and you could have an Alpacapella break in the music
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    Captain Bubble
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    Posted – 02/05/2017 : 07:42:45 Show Profile Visit Captain Bubble’s Homepage Reply with Quote
    And some bell ringers for AllClapperClatter?
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