Penultimate

Posted By On Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday saw the arrival of our penultimate cria, just one more to go and then we are done. Not much longer to wait I hope, especially seeing the size of our last pregnant female, she is just huge, the walk has turned into a definite waddle.

Lady Ruffo was the star of the show yesterday, her cria was the last due sired by Angelo, he now has a son and OMG what a little boy he is.

Lady Ruffo was the dam ...

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Daddies Little Girls

Posted By On Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

Dora the matriarch of my alpaca herd, is in her element, I just hope she’s not going to take a leaf out of my book and start singing 🙂

Why is she so happy? Because she’s getting to spend time in the barn because of this rubbish weather.

I have no idea why, but Dora just loves the barn, she would stay in there 24/7 if I let her. Her name should really have been Hector and we could have put a ...

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A Very Proud Mommy

Posted By On Aug 2014 | 2 Comments

For a change, today’s blog is not about alpacas. The proud mommy I’m talking about in the title is me.

My youngest child, Lauren, a short time ago finally finished her degree in Narrative & Sequential Illustration, she is an amazing artist, aided with an absolutely incredible imagination and I’m very proud to say she passed her degree with flying colours.

As you would expect I’m a great admirer of her work and when asked a couple of years ago what I ...

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Biggest Mistake!

Posted By On Aug 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve pondered, deliberated, considered, reflected, ruminated, and yes I’ve been reading the thesaurus as well 🙂

Don’t you think ruminated is an ace word and so applicable 🙂

My dilemma is whether to release my top stud male Imposition for sale.

I’ve resorted to writing lists of all his plus verses all his negatives.

The negatives I’m not doing very well with, as the only thing that’s on it is that he’s closely related to two of my other studs, Angelo via their father ...

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Thoughts from Honeyfield Alpaca Farm

Posted By On Jul 2014 | 0 Comments

As you all can probably gather, if you’ve been following the blog of late, we’ve had an amazing birthing season this year, eight girls in a row and we’ve not quite finished yet. We have a small break of a couple of weeks and then the last three pregnant females will be due to deliver. I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they too will have girls. A clean sweep of girls, wouldn’t that be amazing.
Because of our ...

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Let’s Dance

Posted By On Jul 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday morning started bright and hot as has been the usual of late. Only one female in this cluster was left in her birthing window and she was far too busy sunbathing to consider giving birth just yet or so she informed me.
Should I risk it?
My parents having taken pity on me for not leaving the farm and the pregnant girls for the last couple of months, invited Neil & I out for a spot of lunch in ...

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Sunshine after the Rain

Posted By On Jul 2014 | 1 Comments

I have to thank Roger Clarke of Amberly Alpacas for the title of today’s blog. It was from a lovely comment he recently made and it is just so apt I had to use it. Thank you Roger 🙂

Well yesterday was the day Blue Moon decided to present us with her cria.

Blue is one smart cookie, she picked the right morning as up until about 11.30 am we had a lot of cloud cover and a bit of a breeze. ...

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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

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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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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