Alpaca & Muscovy

Helen Kendall Smith

Celebrity Chef at Kensmyth with Yak

well with the Easter holidays meaning two lanky lads need feeding, what better than the lean mean cuisine provided at home by the super food Yak. many of you will know I am keen on trying different meats that are home produced where the animal has led an outdoor “normal” life and the Yak is one of our favourite meats from friends “oop North”. lean, tasty mince having no fat content… see for yourself!

YAK MINCE 1         YAK MINCE 2

YAK MINCE 3      YAK MINCE 4

YAK MINCE 5   YAK MINCE 6

until you make a fab lasagne…

YAK MINCE 7       YAK MINCE 8

highs and lows of farming

weather over the last week has been challenging to say the least. thank goodness we invested in Field shelters that don’t blow over in gale force winds as some of our farming friends have done across the countryside nationally!

one of the benefits of the drainpipe off ground system we use to keep feed spread (so you can observe all livestock feeding and what amounts) and off the ground, is that they are also installed inside the field shelters taking very little room…

field shelter web

which whilst this shot was taken when sunny, the weather here was, um, interesting for frogs!

easter sunday weather

if you cannot read it we had 50 – 70mm of rain overnight !

Llama drama at Kensmyth

with anniversaries and birthdays happening almost every day at the moment, I was delighted to receive a gift of a silver cruet … not an Alpaca but a Llama but marvellous… fits in your palm of your hand…

thank you Mum and Dad – I really love it!!

LLAMA 5 LLAMA 6 LLAMA 1 LLAMA 2 LLAMA 4

Kensmyth best kept secret…

Kensmyth is pretty good at keeping its product launches secret until “the time”… but this one was kept hidden from everyone…

geoff baby 1 geoff baby 2

now that has got you guessing but you will just have to wait and see…

Breakfast at Kensmyth with blackberries and welcome to Spring

Beautiful morning here at Kensmyth Alpaca farm. Having planted some 90 plus fruit trees when we first came in 2012, we are reaping the benefits of this already… but one of the beauties here are the established Blackberry yields which with a little effort and freezing can be enjoyed at any time…

22 3 breakfast web

 

a little cereal and a generous helping of handpicked, field grown fresh frozen blackberries to welcome Spring … not long before the 2016 cria are due too…but harrowing and fertilizing and spraying comes first and that is just the fields..

 

cria haltering and blue sky

cria halter training continues as the super cria drop will be sold shortly. amazing fleeces and just waiting on fleece stats before offering some great genetics for sale…

haltered cria 2      brown cria

 

jacob halter training         blue sky web

guess where we are right now

well crazy busy is not the word as we have been zooming around taking Mitchell to University interviews. He has been offered the places he wanted which is fantastic news well done Mitchell – whilst the Alpaca have been cared for at home and enjoyed a brief sunny respite from the wet weather, see if you can guess where we have been…

jamaica inn web falmouth web

jamaica inn barrell