Kensmyth http://www.kensmyth.com Alpaca & Muscovy Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:36:02 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 A room with a view at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow http://www.kensmyth.com/a-room-with-a-view-at-kensmyth-clay-meadow/ Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:36:02 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4064 I have heard the “same old same old” bewailing from farming friends this week of the ground conditions and the weather. I cannot deny I have been soaked to the skin most days but that is farming for real – but take a look at my office! I would not swop farming Alpaca for the world…

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Kensmyth at Cirencester Church for the Abbey 900 celebrations http://www.kensmyth.com/kensmyth-at-cirencester-church-for-the-abbey-900-celebrations/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:21:54 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4051 we are always crazy busy but we were delighted to have received an invitation to the Community and Friendship Launche in the presence of His Excellency The High Commissioner of Australia at the Cirencester Church recently for the Abbey 900. It was a beautiful evening, having donned my “glad rags” swopping smelly Alpaca clothing for some perfumed numbers and I saw a great many people there that I recognised and knew. It was great to catch up with so many friends we have made over the years we have been here at Clay Meadow in the Cotswolds. So many Businesses and Clubs and Groups there too.

Words cannot describe the beauty of the Church, the music played and the moving speeches…

The concept of Abby 900 is a continued joint Country development of community and friendship – long may it continue…

 

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Back to nature at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow http://www.kensmyth.com/back-to-nature-at-kensmyth-clay-meadow/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:18:18 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4046 sometimes you just take the most weird photos and then they come out perfectly! Back to Nature here but I am sure it is not intended – my home grown tomatoes indoors growing better Nettles…

and a Ladybird flying a long way from home in nearly November…

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Christmas shopping at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow http://www.kensmyth.com/christmas-shopping-at-kensmyth-clay-meadow/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:26:41 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4040 warm sunny days, grass growing madly still, temperatures at 22 degrees in October? chilly at night but I think we might pay for this weather this winter… meantime get ready for winter by retail therapy… its so weird what you see in the shops just in the run up to shhhhhhhh – don’t say it!

 

 

 

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swindon retail outlet centre – Christmas is coming folks http://www.kensmyth.com/swindon-retail-outlet-centre-christmas-is-coming-folks/ Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:19:59 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4034 we call it the “C” word in the Alpaca industry, not rude, just means a lot needs to be done for your Alpaca way ahead of it. meantime, a quick break to the Swindon Retail Outlet centre had me in stitches. Why the big shoes? Why the manikins hanging in the air not even advertising a shop? I get the train…

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alpaca everywhere at Kensmyth Clay Meadow http://www.kensmyth.com/alpaca-everywhere-at-kensmyth-clay-meadow/ Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:15:56 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4029 farming is such an enjoyable experience whatever the weather or time of day and Alpaca are simply the best quadruped I have ever bred! this years two and three year olds are out of this world!

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horsing around at kensmyth, clay meadow lol http://www.kensmyth.com/horsing-around-at-kensmyth-clay-meadow-lol/ Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:11:40 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4025 we have been so busy its crazy crazy keeping up with things but we have had time to horse around, so to speak. amazing how different photos can make physical appearances be…

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Change is a good thing… here at Clay Meadow, Cirencester http://www.kensmyth.com/change-is-a-good-thing-here-at-clay-meadow-cirencester/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:02:18 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4018 people often do not like change, it is just human nature. they do not like the change in the weather, or the change of their roles or the change in friends and so on… here at Kensmyth we have been making many changes in preparation for 2018 and what lies ahead for the New Year. It is very exciting and will be a very different year for us. It will be involving “Imports” and a huge amount of grass and that is all I am going to say LOL.

Meantime – Big changes in the weather scenes here in the Cotswolds…

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Autumn colours at Kensmyth http://www.kensmyth.com/autumn-colours-at-kensmyth-2/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:22:26 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4011 so in making time to keep the rabbit population down, I also found time to enjoy the stunning Autumn colours around…

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Gun dogs and shooting at Kensmyth http://www.kensmyth.com/gun-dogs-and-shooting-at-kensmyth/ Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:18:38 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=4008 Well I was talking to a friend recently and as all good farmers do, we got onto the subject of Shooting. So I showed her my night vision and silencer – very impressed – and I was reminded how little time I get now to shoot… so I am making time… after all, I have a very BIG Gun dog …

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