People know we are ‘retired’ and often ask us if we get bored! What do you do all day? they ask. Our days go by in a blur sometimes, there is never a dull moment, but it is often difficult to answer that question. One just gets on with the task at hand, whatever it may be. So I have blogged a re-cap of This Day.
We have an alpaca – Zoe – who succumbs to Rye Grass Staggers this time each year, so every morning around this time of the year I select a mate for her and let everyone but those two out of the night pen and into the east paddock. This means they can see each other all day which in turn means Zoe and her mate for the day, (Tessa today), fret less. I give Zoe an oral drench of brewers yeast, a B1 tablet and treats of lucerne cubes and year old hay. I also give out corn stalks and foliage, apples and pears occasionally thru the day.
Bit of breakfast, then I planted out some Leatherwood trees to give some added high foliage and nectar in the Native Garden area. The bird life in our garden has increased markedly since we took out half the English garden that was here and replaced it with mainly indigenous Tasmanian flora.
Next, with Brian’s expertise, we turned an old and incomplete loom, 4 egg poacher handles, electric tie cables and an occy strap into an Art yarn loom.
find a cosy chair in the afternoon sunshine and RELAX, after all, we are RETIRED!