Alpaca & Muscovy

Alpaca shearing weather

well shearing is ahead in May and we are hoping for decent weather.

In 2009 we had to go out and buy coats in a hurry as this is what happened then…


“4th to 10th: The unsettled theme continued, with low pressure dominant, bringing windy conditions and frequent outbreaks or longer spells of rain. A set of fronts progressed southwards during the night of the 4th, but southern England stayed largely dry and clear with –1.0 °C recorded at Benson (Oxfordshire). Outbreaks of rain continued on the 5th, with strong gusty south-westerly winds, although bright or sunny spells developed further south.”


yes – that did read -1 degrees on 4th May 2009 … here’s what we did!

off to the start!

lets hope for better weather in May this year.

visitors for young Alpaca

well it has been a little while since we blogged last… we have been very busy with exciting overseas and long distance visitors.

most of whom have fallen in love with the cria – the first to have been born last year.

How could you not fall in love on a sunny day with these beauties?


ADE in March for Alpaca

is it me or did it feel like November today?

Managed to finish all ADE jabs started over the week end.

I have a new system for my stud boys and can now do them by myself.

sounds simple but actually it is not that easy to hold a 14 stone Alpaca and inject it at the same time. Try it before you josh please!

it has drizzily rained all day but not that cold – the good news is that Spring is just around the corner, rather than November, when winter is!