Kensmyth http://www.kensmyth.com Alpaca & Muscovy Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:13:40 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Bakers Arms – Somerford Keynes visited by Kensmyth http://www.kensmyth.com/bakers-arms-somerford-keynes-visited-by-kensmyth/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:13:40 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3402 Well shearing was due recently and the floors had to be immaculate which took a lot of cleaning and disinfectant… thirsty work so when we had finished with Mitchell on Farm Duty we popped out and tried the Bakers Arms at Somerford Keynes. It was an old haunt of ours from our old farm and is good pub grub… it was a treat from my Mother in Law – so Thank you!

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love is in the air at Clay Meadow, Cirencester http://www.kensmyth.com/love-is-in-the-air-at-clay-meadow-cirencester/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:07:27 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3398 Well the time for mating our Alpaca for our celebratory 10th time (breeding for a decade) is almost upon us – just the birthing of 2017 cria first. We are getting ready to celebrate – BIG TIME in true Kensmyth fashion for all our friends, family, clients and followers!

Last years cria produced us outstanding fleeces – first shearing yielding amazing fleeces

Meantime, if you look closely above these stunning Apple blossom flowers, you can see even Mr Woodpecker is getting ready…

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out and about in the Cotswolds http://www.kensmyth.com/out-and-about-in-the-cotswolds/ Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:05:23 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3394 amazing what you see when you go looking…

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Made By Bob – Clay Meadow farmers get hungry too! http://www.kensmyth.com/made-by-bob-clay-meadow-farmers-get-hungry-too/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:08:15 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3387 Breakfast is often missed in our house because mornings simply take over. coffee is the “dish of the day” so it was a lovely treat to be taken out for Breakfast having done the livestock first recently…

First choice for Breakfast has to be Made By Bobs in the Centre of Cirencester – I can then have a quick chat with fellow stallholders in the Cirencester Corn Hall Craft Market you see!

A Full Fried English, extra toast and Eggs Benedict – Yum, Yum

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Final part of Broadchurch and filming at Kensmyth this week http://www.kensmyth.com/final-part-of-broadchurch-and-filming-at-kensmyth-this-week/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:22:04 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3383 I had been glued to Broadchurch as we have friends involved in it. Just before the last part aired on TV having finished filming a long time prior, we had another Film Crew visit us here at Clay Meadow again. One of them worked on Broadchurch and showed us the lovely Hoodie they had all been presented with when the Filming finished. A really nice touch.

it has the name of absolutely everyone involved in it which is pretty amazing!

 

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Easter at Kensmyth Clay Meadow http://www.kensmyth.com/easter-at-kensmyth-clay-meadow/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:19:43 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3378 Farming folk rarely do lunch on Festive days at lunchtime because it interrupts the work of the day, here is no exception. Lamb – nope our Rare Breeds are not for eating but for fleece so Turkey got the vote!

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Live each day as if it was your last – it might be http://www.kensmyth.com/live-each-day-as-if-it-was-your-last-it-might-be/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:18:49 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3375 sounds like a morbid title for a blog, perhaps it is a little but today is a time to reflect because our family lost a very dear friend suddenly after just a two month illness that no one knew about – a brain tumour.

my thoughts are with the family and I thought that a spring ray of sunshine was best to reflect upon the fun side of his character and he will be greatly missed. He was just 58 but his memory lives on.

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Curly Coated Retreiver Wensleydales at Clay Meadow, Cirencester http://www.kensmyth.com/curly-coated-retreiver-wensleydales-at-clay-meadow-cirencester/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:12:27 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3372 I have said it before and I will say it again – sometimes you just take a photograph that totally shows why you make some of the decisions you made…

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A new Handbag at Clay Meadow, Cirencester – really? http://www.kensmyth.com/a-new-handbag-at-clay-meadow-cirencester-really/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:07:45 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3367 you might think this is a bit of a weird blog but I rarely get time to go out shopping to buy something with Birthday money I am given. However, I did need a new handbag and with money from my parents, mother in law and brother in law, I finally bought one. I always try to shop locally so Elizabeth James Designer Italian leather handbags suited me perfectly near the Corn Hall in Cirencester … Mum asked what colour is it and I said – it changes in the light – see what you think!

 

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which way up for the weather? Minus 7 degrees in the UK this week!? http://www.kensmyth.com/which-way-up-for-the-weather-minus-7-degrees-in-the-uk-this-week/ Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:34:05 +0000 http://www.kensmyth.com/?p=3361 one minute we are enjoying sunshine and free spirits…

and the next its cosy and heating and frost!

minus 7 this week – in April 2017 – amazing!

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