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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Brexit at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

We do not express political opinions here on the blog really, not the time or the place.

so for the Brexit to happen tomorrow I can only say there will be normal, tears and sunshine with many black clouds – but clouds always have silver linings don’t they!

more mud monsters at Kensmyth in January 2020

this is just one of those – um – photos that makes only equine breeders laugh!

a cold bath, a towel dry and a good groom later and we have a black draught again!

Good job Alpaca have super insulating fleece kept dry by being in the barns LOL

Dracula moments at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

Well filming has gone full steam ahead this week at Kensmyth, despite the rain and the mud. We have been preparing our latest Alpaca Garments for our online shop and in the final stages of preparation after a hard winter of flying fingers and excitingly soft yarn, I have to say our Spring Collection is something else!

meantime, as getting wet makes me grumpy (that means as a farmer im grumpy nearly all the time LOL) I thought this cheeky little number was absolutely fabulous to drink and marketing fab too..

Services cracking on at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

I don’t know about you but I am pretty fed up with endless rain obviously but I am also fed up with the dog drowning size crater like holes in the roads.

What a great time for Thames Water to decide to install a new metre, sorry folks for the non working traffic lights outside our property holding you up they erected in order to do this..

that was okay BUT I have just received a letter basically giving us a CURFEW from 7pm to 7 am whereby no cars will be able to go down the Cirencester road – even to their properties – whilst they fix the road.. really?

so late night workers have to park their car up the road and walk home tired and no doubt wet???

Llama Drama at Tescos, Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

well I had seen photos of these cakes from LLama friends but I had not seen one up close until I saw one in Tescos. What an interesting debate that started by my dear hubby.

A couple looking at this cake saying how cute it was and hubby pipes up “its not a LLama its an Alpaca” – well that raised the obvious and often repeated questions as to what the differences are between LLama and Alpaca as they are of course, both from the Camelid family.

I am not going to go into the differences here but suffice to say that a LLama has larger ears than this Alpaca cake portrays LOL

January 2020 at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow – Happy New Year

Well as we watched the Fireworks on the TV in London at Midnight, welcoming in the New Year 2020, a friend had texted me a photo that gave me the fits of the giggles this morning..

Daisy (infamous for the Sunset shot) one of our oldest Alpaca was standing waiting with her mini charges to be fed



and it reminded me of the photo I had received:

She was obviously waiting for her drinks to be served LOL


Enjoy the changes 2020 will bring everyone! Happy New Year!