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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Stillbirth - on christmasday!

On Christmasday we found this little one in the stable. Lenght is about 16 cm. --> average age - 12 - 16 weeks old (pregnant). Probably the older female. Lucky she isn't sick...!


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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Australia in 6 days...












Just been to Australia. I don't understand why people leave this country to live somewhere else...?!
What a great, fantastic country. And the Aussies are so relaxed. It all seems terrific! Even the alpacas that we have seen.
We met some people (I may say: "new friends").
We arrived at 19th of november very late in the evening at the airport of Melbourne. We had a taxi / cab who took us to the Novotel-hotel near the beach. My companionfellow did want to go to sleep but I purchased him that we visit the local pub near the hotel. It was great fun that evening... Lots of people who are had a great party wiht live music.
Next day we had to take a look at Melbourne - wow... nice!
We left to visit a friend in Mount Macedon (Ron and his wife Colleen). Had a very good time over there and saw some kangaroos (called kangoolies by Ron).
The next day we saw the "hanging rock" and left for a drive on the Great Ocean Road. We stayed the night in Apollo and next day went on to Portland and further on... Visit a farm on the road (with alpacas) and in the evening we arrived at Adrianne and Chris Williams place. We had a drink and went to bed (tired). In the moring we sheared all the top alpacas of Australia (all the studs). In the afternoon we did some vinyardvisitings (and little bit of winetasting)! hmmm..... Visit a friend of Chris for a beer and went to a local pub for more. We were a little bit quiet in the evening (according to Adrianne). Ha, ha... to much to drink.
Next day we did a drive at the beach and went for visit a special visrestaurant. We discussed the alpacas and had another look at some animals. Had a look at the alpacashop and what they sell in Handorf (hope I spell this correct). It is a little touristcity with german roots.
Next day we left for Adelaide. I decided on the way to give a ring at last farm: EP Cambridge. We were more than welcome over there. What a nice people over there (one big family - but were employees). Had to see all the studs and the farm. Amazing how big it is...!
I would like to thank all the people we met for the pleasant stay and the hospitality of Australia. I would be proud if I was an Aussie!
Thanks again... Hope to be back soon!

Leo

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