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Big problems… I dont think so its only the perspective!

sometimes problems seem unsurmountable but when you look at them in a different perspective you realise they really are only miniscule in the true sense of the word… LOL

here is my BIG and growing HUGE black Draught filly …

but look at her from a different perspective and shes tiny LOL

well, Ollie is toughing 6ft 5 inches but I think I made my point !!

Alpaca walking and teaching fun at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

introducing Alpaca to someone who has never been up close before is one of my greatest pleasures in life but having the opportunity to teach someone how to train an Alpaca to walk on the lead is a husbandry delight to me just as cooking is a culinary delight to others…

first introduction and cuddle after halters put on…

       

  I think the smiles say it all!

next a little solo walking and standing lesson…

         

and finally a rope disentangling lesson – whose first boys? so proud of my Alpaca – and Rachel!

Show quality Alpaca at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

I am often talking about “snow heads” versus “show heads”. Snow blindness is a term used for Alpaca that simply cannot see out anymore and behave abnormally because in having peripheral vision they simply cannot see…

this happens more often when the Alpaca are due for shearing but is the favoured “look” in the show ring compared to the Alpaca below who can see clearly as he has less facial fleece…

 

 

 

 

Shadows cast and Dream stealers at Kensmyth Clay Meadow

I was always taught never to let go of your dreams no matter how many times jealous people tried to steal them away from you… sometimes you can predict events when people have to have secret meetings to hold you back…

never be held back and reach for the moon when the sunsets…

Halter training in full swing continues at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

how to ensure that your Alpaca halter fits correctly is gentle care and attention… this is not correct as it is too low on the nose… as they are obligate breathers (obliged to breath through nose) and cannot breath through their mouths, the halters must be fitted correctly or they will panic… gentle handling at the outset ensure happy Alpaca

halters fitted correctly…

       

Happy Alpaca learning to enjoy walking on a halter…

     

Happy birthdays at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

well thank you to everyone clients, friends, family for all your birthday wishes and gifts – we had a good time!

I especially loved the Ginger cake brought to me in the morning by a friend in the Village and trust me it was gone by teatime Yum…

and the loving card that my hubby bought me (until my sons pointed out it looked like “Wives” plural lol)

but I especially loved the animal themes for all the livestock we have on farm and the Wine cards too…

we had cards from all over the UK and numerous from abroad from clients too so Thank YOU.

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