Kensmyth Alpaca & Muscovy Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:41 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Kensmyth at Cogges Manor Farm Christmas Fair Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:41 +0000 Well it was a jolly cold barn before the Patio Heaters arrived but everything sold really well and our new machined Alpaca Yarn Jumpers sold well, especially the green!

Cogges Hall has Yew Tree Farm from Downton Abbey Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:19:18 +0000

well our Alpaca products are sold far and wide and we were invited to attend a Christmas Fair at Cogges Hall – Cogges Manor Farm near Witney recently.

Amazing buildings and home to Yew Tree Farm from Downton Abbey, no Christmas Day Special Episode this year from that fantastic series…

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winter working sunrise to sunset Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:09:10 +0000 with the weather throwing thick frost and ice, hay is essential to all livestock and has to be taken out to the farthest flung corners of the farm… shorter days just mean you get to see fantastic sunsets and stars!

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Turkeys protected by Alpacas – BBC Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:51:16 +0000

BBC News

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Jack Frost visits Kensmyth before November leaves us Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:25:31 +0000 well it looks like November will leave us with a Lions Roar of cold weather to remind of Winters past – all of the livestock here including myself are just loving it – no really, we love frosty mornings just look…

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Picture Perfect in the Cotswolds… Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:17:33 +0000 there are some beautiful churches in the Cotswolds but this Pub is just perfectly named!



thank goodness its the week end… Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:15:48 +0000 thank goodness it is the week end… I could not cope with another Bad Hair Day!


November colours around the Cotswolds… Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:15:20 +0000 I love the trees around the country at this time but…


as they lose their leaves… just a pity it makes the grass toxic for the livestock grazing there!


the laughing side of the Alpaca cria and Greyface Dartmoor at Kensmyth Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:46:53 +0000 well you have to see the funny side of that last blog do you not? for those of you a bit squeamish about snakes – which clearly I am not although I much prefer the genuine reptiles rather than the two legged versions – here are some Greyface Dartmoor cute sheep!


and some daringly cute Alpaca… waiting to jump on their mud bath when I turn away…

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fly in the face of adversity – hold a python why ever not? Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:36:36 +0000 As always, apologies for being late with our blogs… I have been a bit tied up lately as you can see…


and yes, that is me and NO I have not been on holiday…

and yes, I did hold a Python and yes it did try squeezing me and yes…

I did it again many times over the years since then but

this photo always reminds me of how strong you can be in the face of adversity …

like when people mess you around when you are just so busy you just don’t know why they do

.. and which task to tackle next!