Alpaca & Muscovy

Monthly Archives: November 2015

Promote Alpaca not just your herd…

fantastic turn out at the Corn Hall in Cirencester. Fantastic to be able to promote British Alpaca in the UK, not just my herd…

promote Alpaca not just your herd WEB  and to prove people do actually come on the stand…

corn hall bas sign WEB

and its amazing what you can buy and who you can meet on the day!

corn hall WEB umbrellas          corn hall WEB       muscovy mansion WEB

 

welcome to winter 2015

well first check round this morning in the dark was in howling winds, sleet and temperatures of 2 degrees. reminiscent of when we built the farm in 2012… I love having proper winters and seasons. this – although inconvenient and horrid for driving – is how winters should be.

21st nov weather

watch the pipes weather ahead for Christmas

crazy busy here as usual and the ground very wet in places. we left longer ground cover on some of the fields this year which has paid dividends as although wet grass, it has not churned up. Alpaca do not poach the ground due to their padded feet like horses/cloven hoofed livestock do but nevertheless they are heavy.

the storms winds have at least dried the fleeces and we are very impressed with the cria fleeces this year. year on year improvement has yielded some fantastic yarns.

with the weather set for “freeze” now is the time to eat that more solid food… yum yum..

sticky toffee pudding WEB

Christmas cheer at Tesco’s??

is it me or are shoppers and shop assistants becoming grumpy already? I haven’t seen any Christmas story adverts on the TV only food, clothes, man in the moon but nothing on a new born King… silly me I thought it was about a famous birth not an expanding girth!

I did not want to buy a marred bread bin or a ripped paper – am I really odd or just the customer??

tescos do not 1 WEB           tescos 3 web

where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?

I was taught to sing this as a child, I wanted to share it for those too young to know the song…

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?

Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?

Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls have picked them everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn?

Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone, long time passing? Where have all the young girls gone, long time ago?

Where have all the young girls gone? Gone for husbands everyone.

Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the husbands gone, long time passing? Where have all the husbands gone, long time ago?

Where have all the husbands gone? Gone for soldiers everyone Oh, when will they ever learn?

Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing? Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?

Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to graveyards, everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn?

Oh, when will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing? Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?

Where have all the graveyards gone? Gone to flowers, everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn?

Oh, when will they ever learn? Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?

Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?

Where have all the flowers gone? Young girls have picked them everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn?

Oh, when will they ever learn?

you can find the original on youtube and sing along yourself.

Christmas Alpaca Present £9.99 for anyone at any time, any age

Alpaca Activity Packs give you the option to “make your own Alpaca” picture or frieze from natural Alpaca fibre. Alternatively you can “make your own necklace” by felting natural Alpaca.

STAND web                              alpaca activity pack anyone can WEB

The picture kit includes an Alpaca stencil which can be photocopied or cut out, step by step instructions and ideas and 100g of natural alpaca fleece  in four different colours.

 

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The necklace kit includes clasp, wire, instructions and ideas plus 100g of natural alpaca fleece in four different colours. marvellous for hours of entertainment this Christmas.

IN NECKLACE WEB

Halloween and Alpaca Showtime…

November sneaked in when we were not looking and the weather is really November – fog, mist, drizzy and smokey!

With every good intention of attending the Alpaca Show in Cambridge, we had a rare night away. unfortunately by the time the police got to create a path for the wide load and we got past the BOAT holding the traffic up on our way back from Thetford, it just did not happen

Great food in the Bell Inn though – Welsh Rarebit, Calamare, Pie, Ghost beer and a large glass of white!

oh and eggs Benedict in the morning yum yum! Alpaca behaved for their Alpaca sitters in our absence and lovely day Sunday pm.

WHITE WINE BELL INN WEB WELSH RAREBIT BELL INN SQUID BELL WEB HAM PIE BELL INN WEB HALLOWEEN POPPY GHOST BEER BELL INN EGGS BENEDICT WEB BELL INN BOAT IN ROAD WEB