Alpaca & Muscovy

Monthly Archives: May 2019

shedding and shearing and bagging up at Kensmyth

well if you noticed our absence (you did) we blitzed to Italy for a sneaky weekend away before shearing, mating and birthing starts… (more on that another time)  meantime in great anticipation of the first ever draught foal to be born at Kensmyth we are bagging up…

     

and in anticipation of the Alpaca being shorn (must be done annually folks) the ponies are assisting too…

Alpaca Clients and Friends at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

catching up with friends and new clients at Kensmyth it has been crazy here at Kensmyth with shearing looming and everyone wanting to see their potential purchases in full fleece, marvellous…

words cannot express the joy we feel when folk first meet our fabulous Alpaca…

                   

even the blokes fall in love…

                 

 

Badminton and returning clients at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

well we missed Badminton due to being soo busy but it was lovely that we were able to welcome so many returning clients. Pre shearing which is coming up soon, you can see the fantastic density on our Alpaca – Yum !

                       

               

getting ready for shearing at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

you know when the Alpaca start “sham drinking” where they are just dipping their chins into the water to keep cool, its shearing time … nearly!

       

look at these … best to take off the worst to prevent sore chins by the way… remember the shearers wont shear wet Alpaca

 

working hard on the farm at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

there is no time to waste in May, with the grass growing madly now

and weeds appearing nearing spraying, all machines to the fore… with my trust 31 year old Toyota…

           

 

amazing to think we have had the Kubota G23 High Dump for 11 years now since we first got Alpaca…

   they used to make machines to last back in the day

May creeps in like a lamb at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

gently, gently May crept upon us when we weren’t looking but brought the April showers that the heatwave had dismissed… what will this month really bring I wonder?

Full time on the farm as usual but what a crop of nearly yearlings we have – so proud!

what better day than to take a peek at some fleeces – one handed and not how you should best demonstrate them but no photoshopping or fake lights – just raw on their backs – marvellous…