Monthly Archives: July 2021
With temperatures soaring, it is hardly surprising a black draught horse prefers to be in a cool barn..
Well as if I did not have enough last year.. anyone for courgettes?
With Haymaking happening all around in the hot weather, Kensmyth are no exception and we now have some 450 bales in store for the first draft of winter feeding..
well the weather charts for Cirencester give a totally different outlook to the South Cerney ones..
Well with all the rain then sun then heat, then rain then sun then heat – Trees are doing most bizarre things this year and the Oaks at Kensmyth are no exception.
Acorns are highly toxic so Alpaca adults and can choke cria so we are keeping a close eye on “action in the trees” in readiness for moving to new pastures away from any acorn falling sooner than previous years..
outstanding bloodlines and genetics are not just for the Alpaca – our homebred 2021 colt Kensmyth Kite Flyer is absolutely outstanding.
keen to see what the vets were doing when they did his Passport..
and really strutting his stuff too..
well with a limited cria drop this year we were still really excited that our new stud male bought in lockdown has done his job well for us..
seems his sons are learning from the master too when he re mated LOL
We have a rule at Kensmyth that when it is time for an animal to do a job of work for someone else, we have to say farewell so that they can live a useful life elsewhere. None can keep all they breed and when ponies reach three years old it is time for them to go and learn to be ridden/driven for someone else.
So recently we said a fond farewell to our lane munching miniatures
and wished them well on their way in their new homes together.. beautiful boys ..
not much to do with alpaca but great if you want to not cook at the week end.. beautiful Cirencester..
Well our super Grey Stud did his job- where nature permitted it to happen and we have Rose Grey cria..
how cute is that?