Thursday, January 8, 2009

Barn Help - EEEEHAW!

I am the luckiest woman in the world! I found someone who can come 3 days a week and help with the barn.
♫♪♫ Zippedy Do Dah ♪♫♪
Josh (above dumping on to the manure pile) is a 27 year old young man with a wife and baby, plus another baby on the way. What a worker! He's young, strong, and does an incredible, tidy job. He takes pride in what he does. Although he hasn't been around animals before, he likes them (talks to them) and wants to learn. Of course, I will pay him.
I feel like I have a new lease on life and my world looks as sunny
as this day.

And here are two more helpers in the barn today. Black Chinella and fawn Astra (Snickers) were assisting me with the feeding of Libra (Jr.) They are always too funny and usually manage to pull my hat off and get stuff out of my pockets.
Thanks, Beth, for taking this picture.


vtknitboy said...

woot! so glad you got help! what a relief that must be!

and, the baby is still so cute!

Meg said...

I'm so glad you have help!!! Ever since you updated us about your husband, I've been praying that you wouldn't have to continue to do everything yourself!

heather t said...

Are Snickers & Jr the two babies who are closest in age? If so, the size difference is astounding! I hope the little guy is ok.

So glad you got some regular help. I've been enjoying reading about your helpful neighbors as I also have one that is an absolute treasure!

Lisa said...

That's wonderful news. I'm so glad you found someone to help lighten your work load a bit. I am still hoping to see your beautiful animals in person sometime.

Michele / akkasha said...

I am so happy to hear you will have help on a regular basis. I am betting that will be so good for you. And it sounds like it is a good match given he is young with a solid work ethic. That can be hard to find sometimes. Congrats.

critter Lover said...

HOORAY for Josh! I'm so glad you have his help Maple and will have more flexibility if you want to do things other than chores every morning! Thanks to Josh for his willingness to help out and to learn the barn routine!

It is great fun to watch the other alpacas gather around you when you feed Jr. It is a good way for them to learn to trust people and interact more. How wonderful to see the weight Jr. is starting to put on with your porridge! Thanks for all you do, Maple!!


Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

It must be a relief for you to find such a good helper, I am so happy for you!! Give him a hug everyday he comes and say it is from all of your blogger friends.

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

What a relief Maple!!! And tell Beth that is a GREAT photo of you feeding the little one ;D Hugs...