Monthly Archives: October 2018
Sometimes horses feet are neglected and it is a sad fact of life that can totally change the way a horse moves and reacts to things. When I first saw our Draught Mare she had terrible feet but I knew that we could get those “right” and she had everything else going for her for what I wanted to breed as Rare Draught horses. see for yourself…
and “getting there” now…
thank you to the Blacksmiths that have worked with us over the past 6 months – I knew we could do it… but don’t be fooled by this sized down photos… shes a VERY big horse!
so pleased this little Draught Mare at just under 17.2hh has come so far in such a short time Bless.
Well the applemania consumption continues at Clay Meadow with the Alpaca enjoying a teeny bit chopped up finely, the ponies the windfalls and the Draught mares munching the cookers with their newly filed nashers lOL
And the humans? Well how many ways can you eat apple that we haven’t yet done? aha – dried!
then you put them into the drier and you wait…
Nope – not for me, lost the will to live – back to um – I know… baked!
If you are remotely edgy about Dentistry please do not read on – it really wont help you when you go LOL
Horses often get edges on the teeth that can catch the gum causing ulcers, it is the same with Alpaca and as the Alpaca are done at Shearing annually and inbetween if necessary, so too are the Kensmyth Equines – enjoy..
Well done Alice from the George Vets who we have been using since 1998 !!
That time again ahead of Winter to gradually weigh the whole herd, especially the Cria. We wean at 6 months or half adult bodyweight whichever is the sooner and when appropriate. As our Alpaca are the larger heavier kind it means heavier cria weights before weaning – makes sense!
it is sooooo important to weigh each Alpaca and each cria at the outset so you can see if any are losing weight – never rely on body scoring alone. And… although obvious… always weigh when dry!
Happy to say no adult here weighs less than the one shown at 98.8kg and shes a lighweight compared to our heaviest at 131kg.
Cria weights with no one due for weaning just yet and all well, happy and had their 2nd ADE of this winter – marvellous.
Winter is coming – be prepared for it.
sometimes when you get older you don’t always check things to be as they first appear and I had a hilariously funny experience recently. We are always sourcing good sheep for our flock and on a visit to see some recently I asked to go to the bathroom.
I was politely shown the cloakroom (literally had coats hanging) and saw a lovely coloured doorstop so I thought as I sat down. yes, this is me on the throne and yes – you can imagine my surprise when the doorstop MOVED!!
I am on the warpath again for those TV adverts who are making money on packaging wonky carrots and selling them as if a new brand – rather than looking at the fact that wonky means not perfect or genuinely not perfect and how they should be giving them away for next to nothing or free – grrr
my version of the wonky carrot on my farm…