Monthly Archives: November 2014
wow – has it been so long since I blogged!??
Time flies when you are just sooo busy. We have had streams of delighted visitors, been tending the grounds, husbandry vaccinations and toenails, barning in wet weather with inevitable mucking out … and I had a day off too…
well if you consider packing the car at 10pm and leaving to set up a stall at 6.45 am and on your feet all day then unpacking a day off, of course! more on that another blog! Yes – its marketing winter Kensmyth products time!!
meantime, Kensmyth were delighted to meet Angus who lives in South Cerney and introduce him to our friendly Alpaca. Our Alpaca are not small Angus – you are very tall!!
A very enterprising young individual who we were delighted to meet and sponsor for his trip to Peru. We always try to help locally where we can, just as others help us too.
you can see more about Angus at : http://angusexploring.weebly.com/blog-and-fundraising
meantime, here he was at Kensmyth…
and Angus receiving his cheque towards his trip…
November is galloping by in a whirr of hay rack cleaning, field rotation, mucking out and dare I say it … sticky clay mud. Well it is Clay Meadow after all but it seems only a few minutes ago we were seeing cracks in the ground due to the dry weather and now it is sticky mud.
To emphasise this fact, one of the Alpaca decided to demonstrate this admirably earlier in the rain today for me…
and I have finally bought my first Christmas present. Regular Blog readers will know I am usually very organised but alas not this year.
But I did see some very nice original cards in Cirencester Market…
but when do we put the Christmas lights up?
A rare night off indeed with hubby and one lanky legged teenager running the farm, Mitchell and I were delighted to attend the Raymond Fenton memorial Concert in Cirencester Church last night.
With “choral and instrumental works by Faure, Bach, Poulenc and Ridout” – The music was outstandingly performed, the programme involving the audience as the individual pieces unfolded.
Music played on the Flute, Organ, Cello, Violin and Piano uplifted the Cirencester Parish Church and every one was just outstanding.
Katharine’s rendition of the story of Ferdinand the bull, will stay in my memory forever.
It was lovely to chat with our friends from South Cerney.
Closing with Richard Lester’s superb Organ playing, we all sang “Jerusalem.”
Just fantastic – what a superb memory of a great individual and monies raised to the British Lung Foundation & Spinal Injuries Association.
well with a long distance to travel on “shanks pony” – for those of you unfamiliar with that term, it means on your own two feet!! the hard frost meant that all of our refilling raised drinkers froze. Simples, fill up from barn non frozen pipe and give every single group a drink! A labour of love but females with cria at foot need water all the time to replenish for the provision of milk. Despite being camelids of course…
sooo much going on here I am so far behind on blogging it is untrue – sincere apologies!
We have had some amazing weather in the past week with 25 degrees followed by a frost followed by torrential rain and now just wet!
The pacas were all in the barns on the zero temperatures and so mucking out to the fore but the scene outside whilst they were in was quite beautiful…
and the sunrise that day was stunning….