Alpaca & Muscovy

Monthly Archives: May 2023

Shearing at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

I long ago learnt that the Trolls of this world dislike shearing photos so keep to a minimum – few realise it is an absolute necessity for Alpaca for welfare and health reasons and not just to harvest the fleece for monetary gain! The Alpaca do not suffer and most realise it is nicer without in the heat – hence they sunbathe when they can rather than sit in the shade when too hot. We always shear in May at Kensmyth for birthing reasons and because historically there is hot weather in June.. here is hoping

Biggest Wasp ever at Kensmyth Alpaca, Clay Meadow

Well sorry if you are squeamish but I heard a noise like a Chinook and this came straight at me.. if in doubt look at the size please.. reminder to all alpaca owners that being chased by a hornet when pregnant or in the heat can be disastrous also for cria due shortly.. let alone me!