Another fairly quiet day at the farm with a mix of cloudy sky with patches of blue, still a fresh breeze and another drop in temperature, however there was a bonus before daybreak -
a short burst of the predicted
PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER
Photo NG not mine.
A large HORNET? in the trap this morning,
or is it a HOVERFLY?
In fact it's a bit of both, a
HORNET MIMIC HOVERFLY.
and a rather attractive MICRO.Having travelled to every country of South and Central America it is probably not surprising that I have eaten Llama, Vicuna, Guanacos and Alpaca (my favourite), and am well aware of the value of their 'wool', I have never seen one ;sheared' until today. All part of the 'taking it easy' campaign, I was taken by my new found friend Adrian (Mr Invaluable on the Farm) to witness his 3 Alpaca being shorn. The rest is simply a pictorial!
Not a job for the faint-hearted.
meat - go for it - you won't be disappointed!