Wizard of Oz

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 1 Comments

Where’s spring gone? I’ve just checked the forecast here for today and we have snow shower’s due later, are they having a laugh? Spring is supposed to be nice warm sunshine, grass growing weather, not weather in which all that’s growing is snowmen 🙁

The supply’s in the alpaca barn are starting to run real low, especially on the straw front. The question is do we take in a new delivery or hope that this weather passes quickly and therefore we’d ...

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A Busy Alpaca Farm

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 0 Comments

A bit of a late one today as we’ve had visitors from Scotland and I completely forgot about the blog. It has been a busy end to this week as we had visitors Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It’s a bit like waiting for a bus, you don’t see any for a little while and then three come all at once :

But who can blame them, who want’s to go visit an Alpaca farm in the cold and rain, and we’ve ...

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Small Footed Family

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 1 Comments

At Honeyfield we take biosecurity very very seriously and take every precaution to prevent disease entering our alpaca paddocks. Not only do we operate a closes herd policy, offer no stud services and refrain from entering Halter shows. All the paddocks are fully enclosed with Tornado Badger Fencing and to enter every visitor must pass through a fam 30 foot bath.

We at the farm don’t even think about the foot bath any more, it’s become second nature to walk through ...

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Twinny’s You’re Not Alpacas!

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 2 Comments

I expect you’ve all heard of the film “Babe”, which in case you haven’t, was about a piglet that wanted to be a sheep dog.  Well I can top that, I have “Naughty Twinny”, who is a chicken that wants’ to be an Alpaca.

I say I have one, it’s probably two, as the chickens I’m talking about are identical, hence they are known as the naughty twinny’s, I think they are taking it in turns at being an Alpaca.

The chickens, ...

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Alpaca Fun

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 0 Comments

The weekend passes so quickly and is normally spent doing the two man jobs as Neil is home.  The days are gradually getting lighter and so soon we can squeeze some of the smaller jobs in when he comes home from work.  Did you hear him groan then?

This weekend was toe nail trimming and this takes a while, as we do the herd in one go. Dora as usual sang along at the top of her voice all the way ...

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Such Anticipation

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 0 Comments

March 1st, never has a date been so anticipated, Spring please don’t let us down. We really need for it to warm up a bit now, as when the ground temperature reaches five degrees the grass will start growing.

The alpacas really need the grass to come through especially the pregnant females. Nice spring grass will give them all a boost which they so desperately need at this time of year, in preparation for birthing. The absolutely best time in the ...

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Happy Easter

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 0 Comments

Happy Easter everyone, I hope your all having a good weekend!

I also hope everyone remembered to put their clocks forward an hour last night. British Summer time begins, well the extra hours of daylight says it summer time, unfortunately the heavy frost I woke up to this morning tells a different story, but at least it’s dry and we’ve had no more snow or rain here.

Earlier this week I had a conversation with my mom about Easter and told her ...

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The Mad House

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 2 Comments

I’m a bit late writing my blog today, Neil being home on a Friday has thrown me a bit. I’m getting as bad as the alpacas, change my routine and and I don’t seem to know where I’m supposed to be 🙂

He’s home today as it’s good Friday, as I’m sure you are all aware and the lovely man has done all my farm chores for me, how sweet is that? much better than an Easter egg any day of ...

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What a Day

Posted By On Mar 2013 | 1 Comments

Oh what a day! It began as usual with my morning cup of coffee and a quick browse through my emails, no problems there.  A peak out of the window to check what the weather had in store for us today, no nasty snowy surprises waiting for us there, in fact although it was cold at least the sun was making its presence known for a change.

So coffee finished and ready to face the world, with the alpacas breakfast in ...

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