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Happy New Year 2020 to all from Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

It is that time of year when I look back over it and contemplate the good times and bad times we have had. This year has been a very successful one business wise for Kensmyth but on a personal level a very sad and difficult one so I decided to let the livestock take over this year and this is what they said..

   The road ahead may be long and difficult

  but you must never look back only forward..  the first steps will be the most difficult but with a little help from your friends its always easier..

  There are no problems that cannot be overcome with a little effort and lateral thinking..

as each day will always bring a fresh start and a new beginning..

  and a problem shared is a problem halved.. so count your blessings..


Wishing all our friends, family and clients a

Happy New Year

from all at Kensmyth





All I want rid of after Christmas is my two front teeth, Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

A slight variation on the original theme of “All I want for Christmas” I know but our stunning Black filly is teething and as with all horses, teeth should be checked regularly,

her mouth is clear and she felt so much better after naturally losing her teeth over Christmas.

they are just over an inch long by about half an inch wide and over half an inch deep to give you some idea – these are her caps which are meant to come off naturally which they did by themselves unaided.

Christmas pressies at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow 2019

I am always so grateful for any gifts I receive and especially those handmade or taken so much thought over.. this year one of my clients sent me these which was hilarious, thank you so much..

but Mum sent me the only plain chocolates I will eat which are Palma Violet creams – not for everyone but reminiscent of the Parma Violets one bought in twizzle tubes as a child – so beautifully presented, thank you

im sure it must be eating these as children in the Eighties that set the trend for eating flowers in restaurants today – now theres a thought!

brown Boy in the ring, tra, la, la, la la, Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

Do you remember that song.. “Brown girl in the ring” well I do but I also remember Marys boy child Jesus Christ from the same group, I have been singing it all week.

Do we think he is stud potential, may be too early to say but a cracking black boy cria..

never forget the Alpaca is called the colour at the skin so this boy is Black not Brown

Kensmyth Perugia is weaned – finally at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

well regular readers know that the weaning of a very large Draught Colt is no mean feat when the farm does not permit any area where Mum cannot be heard screaming to him when he is moved.

This time we took our time and at approximately 5 months old started to gradually remove him from his Mums stable for longer and longer periods daily until he eventually could also go out in a paddock adjacent.

This took a whole month of careful planning to ensure we had all sons available to assist so Mum had her companion and the Colt had his and everyone was happy.. if not made a little deaf.

Well thanks to perseverance and adjacent stabling the single colt was weaned fully without Mum getting mastitis and always stabled adjacent – this method really works is kinder and less stressful for both Mum and foal – well done to all involved and my Mum for too for asking daily “if hes managed it without screaming yet” LOL

Look at the bum on him now!