Alpaca & Muscovy

Monthly Archives: August 2022

Quiet madly busy times at Kensmyth Alpaca, Cirencester

Well if you think we are quiet anytime on the Blog, rest assured we are madly busy. We have been doing training of the two year olds, training of new alpaca owners and all farm work on site despite the heat. With the alpaca cria drop from this year (those not sold and gone with their mothers) and the vulnerable needing protecting from the heat is it full on!

Meantime, we have another little project on the go.. now why might I be visiting a Quarry and looking at stone I wonder?

Things are starting to happen at Kensmyth and we are already into 16th year of breeding!

Cria feeding and shade for the Alpaca at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

Hot days and no shade without water can kill young and pregnant alpaca and the older ones even though they come from a substantially hotter climate than we are used to.

Fantastic to see all the cria eating from troughs when they all have the space not to be bullied but shade and water all the way please folks!

Do NOT assume the mothers will take them in..

How many men and a new gate at Kensmyth Alpaca

Well I can tell you this was no mean feat. Many folk know we live on a hill, well that means getting a gate level in clay ground can take some doing..

cracking result and a great team to work with, could not recommend more highly! Especially in this heat