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2021 reflections on the year at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

We have worked hard this year, more than any other year due to the inclement weather and unprecedented times we have lived through. We have lost loved ones, as have many, my Father being one of them, my Mother falling not long after breaking a leg and requiring stitches in her hand

and one of my sons (and I) spent Christmas Eve in hospital.. but through it all we have worked hard, played hard, loved and learnt a lot about our lives, family and friends along with the livestock. We have had easy and difficult births with the livestock and firstborn colt to our maiden mare simply outstanding..

We have had snow, hail, rain, hurricanes and temperatures of 30 degrees and our Alpaca (and horses) have come through it all happy, healthily and successfully.



Our Alpaca Stud males have proven their genetics time and time again with super cria for us and 2021 was no exception..


not to forget mentioning the stunning reliable mums input too..

returning Clients and new Clients along with course attendees have had a lot of fun this year too



family have worked hard for a successful year


throughout despite numerous setbacks.. yet we can still marvel at the beauty around us

and count our blessings as we approach the New Year 2022.

Wishing all our friends, family, clients a Happy New Year 2022 from Kensmyth in the Cotswolds.

Dramas at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow, Cirencester

Well I should not have said “what else could go wrong this year” or laughed at the photo below..

because boy did it, with more road dramas and Boris doing his best to lock us all down then not doing so, I still ended up in hospital on Christmas Eve. But all is well that ends well and the poorly son is now on the mend but our Christmas Turkey was eaten a few days later LOL


Christmas in the air at Kensmyth Alpaca, Cirencester

well my Mum always told me not to buy Advent Calendars with chocolates in them because they are a waste of money and these days the packaging should be recycled.. well this year I have to agree with her because this Lindt Advent Calendar looked marvellous but just look how pathetic the chocolates inside ..

Grazing the lanes at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow, Cirencester

Well we really do graze the lanes between our paddocks with equines but a whole new method of grazing was discovered by this cheeky Draught horse – naughty naughty and quickly stopped !

for followers of Kensmyth Kite Flyer or Fat Boy to his friends – just look at that extension..


December 2021 at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

December creeps in silently with gentle breeze and raindrops and we realise that the end of 2021 is approaching fast, faster than one can imagine it ever could have before. Days are shorter, nights are colder but the circle of life continues as always.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy December for all the joy and happiness it will bring to all of us, giving our time to those we have perhaps neglected throughout the year but remembering them this month. Friends, family, clients, it is a time to catch up and renew contacts.