Alpaca & Muscovy

Monthly Archives: April 2020

Sunset on a Bank Holiday Week end at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

More and more people flocked to the countryside to take exercise and I worry intensely that I saw none using sanitiser after going through gates hundreds had gone through before them.. onwards and upwards life goes on.

meantime some beautiful sunsets now the Bank Holiday is over and working week begun..


Birthing preparations at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

well, with the first Alpaca due in less than a month now it was time to gently move those fatties to new pastures. only moving heavily pregnant alpaca in cool temperatures so as not to stress them meant the hurdles and alpaca were moved last thing in the evening.

do they look like they care? nope, used to tractors and flying hurdles my lot..


just look at those swinging bellies on this lot.. and back to the farm with the hurdles



going grey at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

Alas – the great know it alls look about to be proven correct – Kensmyth Perugia is changing coat again and this time it looks like he will go grey. I say will because whilst I hope for light chestnut, I think my hopes will be dashed.. see what you think and place your bets now for this stunning yearling colts future colour!

(most big Draughts are grey as a hint!)


having gone from bright chestnut to bay to liver chestnut, we live in hope!

Flattening the curves at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

well as the talk is full of curve flattening on Covid 19, I have to say we were a bit behind the curve with the weather suddenly drying out the land and not getting certain places rolled. not for the want of trying. however, as the pigeons happily mated in the bushes my attention was elsewhere and into a dried out hole my left foot did go.. I had about two seconds to decide which way to fall before I crashed to the floor. major ouch time!

So I decided to see how it went with home treatment for a few days and not to go to A&E as the NHS were already more than overloaded. I was lucky – would you have gone – see what you think of this KNEE injury!?

day one

day two

  day three

day four

day five


nope – i didnt stop working on it, farming is in full swing folks!