Around a year ago the land opposite our home was sold. At the time I was concerned as to what would happen with this field. I need not have worried. It is now owned by a shepherdess and all of the animals that you see in the photograph have been rescued by her. On Friday she was working in the field and I stopped to say hello. We chatted for a while and she asked would I like to come in and feed the llama. I explained that Nella was not used to large animals and felt it might be better if I declined. She assured me she would be fine, so in I went.
Nella was great and I was really proud of her. I fed the llama, they were so gentle and very timid. The Alpaca were much to frightened to come close.....I think it will take some time before I can feed them. Ann is a lovely lady, and it made me feel happy to know that these animals will now spend the rest of their life in rural Kent and will be treated with nothing but kindness. I have told Ann I will check the animals regularly for her (I can see them from my bedroom window), she is going to give me a key to her gate so that Nella and I can walk the field if we so wish. She has also offered me the droppings for the garden. She will bag and I will collect from the gate. I think Ann and I will become very good friends :)
It soon started to rain, so Nella and I made a dash for home. I noticed this beautiful toadstool as I entered the garden.
Such beautiful detail inside the cup.
Looks like another soggy day ahead..............but hey, perhaps tomorrow will be better.