Coming of Age

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been a bit of a hectic weekend here on our alpaca farm, not due to the alpacas I hasten to add, no dramas on that front, but due to my youngest child Lauren coming of age.

I suddenly feel so old, it only seems like yesterday when my children were little ankle biters as my husband liked to call them and now they are all grown.

All grown but showing no inclination of leaving home, where am I going wrong? 🙁

I ...

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On an Alpaca Farm in Wiltshire

Posted By On Apr 2014 | 0 Comments

Has spring finally arrived?, I think so! The signs are looking good, the first of the swallows arrived back in the stables at the beginning of the week.

The 1st of the swallows

Plus wall to wall sunshine and the fields are full of lush green grass.  All of the alpacas, after stuffing themselves on said lush green grass are spending the afternoons fast asleep in the sun. Spring is here, Happy Days!!!!

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Alpaca Rite of Passage

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 1 Comments

Today was a very auspicious occasion for one little male alpaca, today was the day I had decided he was to become a man.
That is all well and good I hear you say but had I checked with the said male, Honeyfield Angelo, to see if he was ready, willing and able.

No of course I hadn’t, Superior genetics and all that, of course he’d be willing, ready and able, he’s my boy 🙂

Was I heading for a fall, probably ...

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Been Busy

Posted By On Mar 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I last blogged, OMG that sounds like the start of a confession. Sorry nothing juicy to tell, I’ve just been otherwise distracted and before you all start wondering, with my alpacas of course.

The other week was the National in Telford, which I attended, as we’d had entered a few fleeces into the fleece show. The fleeces were a bit tired as they’d already been shown at a couple of shows last year and were almost a ...

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Alpacas on the Move

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 1 Comments

It’s all change in the alpaca paddocks, half the fields are now clear of the dreaded buttercup and were ready today for the alpacas to graze. Moving them all into these paddocks leaves us now free to spray off the paddocks they’ve just vacated, weather permitting of course.

As Swap shop was the order of the day, I thought it was the ideal opportunity to jiggle around the girls in the birthing paddock. Six more females are due to enter their ...

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Alpaca Ancestry

Posted By On Mar 2014 | 2 Comments

With spring being just round the corner and all thoughts returning to the approaching birthing season, I suddenly remembered that I hadn’t yet registered last years offspring, how bad is that? Luckily it only takes a few minutes to rectify and all the cria are now officially recorded with the BAS.

One little lad has already been earmarked by a breeder who wants him for a future herd sire. He will have to wait a few months yet as The Vigilant, ...

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This is an Alpaca Farm!

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 4 Comments

I just thought I’d better reiterate that this is an alpaca farm 🙂

I’d assumed most of you had already guessed this by now as my blogs are full of waffle about one alpaca or another and of course the numerous alpaca pictures I post should have helped confirm this.

But maybe this is not the case as over the weekend we had a visitor arrive at the farm.

This person and I shall mention no names as I wouldn’t want to embarrass ...

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A very special birthday!

Posted By On Feb 2014 | 2 Comments

Today is a very special day, it’s my dad’s 70th birthday.

The last few years have been very tough for us as a family, my father was diagnosed with a massive aneurism and had to undergo a triple A operation to save his life. The out come was good but in the process his kidneys stop functioning. After two years on dialysis he was deemed fit enough to have more surgery and a replacement kidney meant he was free at last ...

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Naked Alpacas

Posted By On Jun 2013 | 0 Comments

I gradually getting used to seeing my alpacas naked, although I think I’m going to need at least a few more days before I can start being able to tell who’s who.

You’d think their ear tag numbers would help, but you get so used to how each and every alpaca looks, and believe me even with a predominately white herd they are all so very different, that I’ve never needed to rely on their tags to tell them apart.

That is ...

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Any excuse for an alpaca photo shoot

Posted By On Feb 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s the beginning of a new month, time to AD & E all the cria, to give them that injectable sunshine boost that they so need at this time of year.

Whilst I had them in hold it was a chance to take my first photos of their growing fleeces.

The pictures are not particularly good as they were taken in the barn, very quickly so as not to upset the youngsters.  At their age standing still is not much fun especially ...

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