The Alpaca Skirting Fairy

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 6 Comments

Wow! I know elite alpaca fleeces look good, but they look even better when the skirting fairy has been through them.

After reading about the skirting fairy on a fellow blogger’s, blog, I was so jealous as my own skirting technique is absolutely horrendous.

It’s quite sole destroying having a beautiful fleece in front of you only to find after hours of hard work, your left with a pile of bits.

So I knew I’d have to find her and somehow entice her ...

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Dora’s Last Dance

Posted By On Jul 2014 | 1 Comments

That title sounds a bit ominous, but don’t worry there’s nothing wrong with our Dora, in fact at the moment she’s a very happy little alpaca.

The last dance I’m referring to occurred last year, when she had a little dalliance with one of our stud males, High Com.

We had already decided that this was to be Dora’s last mating as she’s getting on a bit now and in our opinion has earned her right to retire.

I say retire but it’s ...

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Happy Lazy Alpacas

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

The alpacas, dare I say it? are enjoying the summer now it has finally arrived, I’m certainly keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it stays that way for a while 🙂

The forecast say’s it going to be good here for at least the next two weeks, but I’m not holding my breath, every time I check it’s changed and normally for the worsts, so I’m not looking any more.

The alpacas now their shorn spend most of the afternoon sprawled ...

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Happy

Posted By On Jul 2014 | 0 Comments

A quick update for you on the birthing front. Yesterday we had another gorgeous little girl born 🙂

Armed with my camera ready to take pictures of our latest arrival ready for your perusal, my phone pinged, announcing the arrival of an audio message from a very special friend.

The wonders of modern technology !!! 🙂

Never before has a phone message had me laughing, dancing and singing round the field as this one did. Good job there was no one around to ...

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Alpaca Trenches Revisited

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 1 Comments

The trenching for the new alpaca enclosures are coming along nicely and will hopefully be finished later today.

Well it had better be finished because the fencer is coming tomorrow morning at 8am sharp to start ramming in all the post.

Do you detect the note of doubt creeping in? There is, probably because I have bodge it and scarper, aka Neil and Charlie, out there now playing with the JCB.

The trench due to my superb organisation skills 🙂 was started on ...

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Girls! Girls! Girls!

Posted By On Jul 2014 | 1 Comments

It’s time to introduce the latest cria that have recently been born. I’ve been a bit derelict in my duty this year to publish pictures of the youngsters and for a change it wasn’t my fault. I wasn’t out on the farm sunbathing and eating ice lollies, honest! 🙂

It was due to a bit of a technical hitch, my darn laptop of approx. seven years decided it had, had enough and died on me. That’s easily remedied you would think, ...

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Alpaca’s Singing?

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 1 Comments

Early this morning I took a leisurely stroll around the farm, in order to check that everything was tickety boo. Alpacas and horses were all fine and busy stuffing their faces as per usual.

It’s got to be the best part of the day, with the sun rising, the birds beginning their morning chorus, beautiful, so peaceful and then Ronnie my cockerel has to go and shriek let me out. That bird definitely needs some singing lessons:)

My morning walk sets me ...

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Amazing Grace

Posted By On Jun 2014 | 1 Comments

Wow! what gorgeous weather we’ve been having. The alpacas are loving it, especially as they were shorn a few weeks ago, just as the hot weather appeared. How was that for timing, happy days, I love it when a plan works out 🙂

Shearing all done and a very welcome visit from the skirting fairy the following day to help me, skirt and prepare some show fleeces, all made for a very enjoyable few days. Everything is so much more fun ...

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Alpaca Extension

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s all go down here on our alpaca farm in Wiltshire, while the sun is shinning we are taking every opportunity to get our bigger jobs of our never ending list done.

Starting with the most important which is how our farm, acreage wise, is divided between our four horse’s and our expanding alpaca herd.

Up untill now it has been about an even split, but this is not working out very well especially for the horses.

There’s just far too much grass, ...

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100% Alpaca Yarn

Posted By On May 2014 | 5 Comments

My apologies once again for my lack of blogs but I’ve had my hands rather full of late. With our shearing day fast approaching I thought it was time I sorted through the alpaca fleeces I had stored in my barn from the previous two years, before we had another pile to add to the collection. Shame on me for having that much fibre stored, but it was packed away saftely for a reason. Three years ago I had a ...

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