Monthly Archives: May 2018
Well hubby made our feed troughs years ago and we long ago ditched the drainpipe along the fences because the areas get too muddy. Funny how I wrote an article on it in Alpacas and Goats Magazine so many years ago and it became a trend… well these are much better..
and as the Alpaca mums hold onto their babies for what seems like forever, my staple diet is… quick toasted sandwiches if anything at all… birthing season in full season all over the UK and that second foal is hanging on for what seems like eternity LOL
Alpaca simply delay their pregnancy when the weather is not right and that means dysmature cria which look full term but often are not there yet. We have had numerous females “hold off” so far this year but started in the heatwave.
Despite their origins – hot temperatures kill newborns – so into the barns they go complete with Nannies so Mums are not alone!
Well if you think we have been quiet on the Blog lately – we do have a reason! Busy Busy Shearing.
I am soo pleased to see our consistency in the fleeces even on the improved Alpaca and even on our Appaloosa.
it is AMAZING how people try to photoshop/touch up photos to make them look good – heres how good fleeces should look – straight off the back! LOL
Sitting in fields at night certainly focusses the brain – luckily I have never needed much sleep and my brain functions at a million miles per hour as my friends keep telling me!
Meantime, the night watch over, the day job kicks in and Spring has definitely sprung – see how many of these you recognise! Have a great Bank Holiday – Kensmyth is crazy busy this one!
I am spending crazy amounts of time in wet fields in the night at the moment – familiar to most farmers but hardly surprising I have a barking cough at the moment – husky sexy voice though so it does have its advantages!
does your mantelpiece look like this I wonder – its the only way I know what day it is with such long ones!