Thursday, June 26, 2014
Smile Diggy !!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Normally, by this time of year, all the cria are halter trained and walking well, but this year we have been a bit slow off the mark. We normally participate in the French Show at Easter which means we have to train the cria, but this year, due to other commitments and holiday guests, we were unable to compete. Sad, as we love to catch up with other breeders and people we have now come to know as friends. The other week I managed to make a start when I had help from a couple taking a three day Alpaca Experience Break. Kate and John first saw alpacas at the Three Counties Show and fell in love with them. Unfortunately they are not in a position to keep them so decided they would go on holiday for a couple of days with them instead. The sun was very obliging and they had three (which then became four) lovely days in the field, putting out hay, filling up the water buckets and of course, - clearing up the beans !! Well you can’t have a true Alpaca Experience without doing some nasty jobs. I was impressed at how keen they were, every morning, before I had managed to get myself into gear, they were up, out, and had cleared the field of poo and hung out the hay nets. They put me to shame really, I was still having my breakfast !!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
This last weekend saw us lose one of our favourites, Popham Daniel, who has been resident with us for the last 5 years went down to Gers as the main stud for new breeder Céline Seban and her huband.
His nine hour journey was broken up with a stop off at Europa Alpacas to pick up their other new stud and companion Edmond Socks. Good luck to them with them both.
It was sad to see him go but he has left us with some lovely cria, a nice young bay black male, with the same temperament and an extremely fine fleece and little Knuckles another very fine boy, brown, both with super heads.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
But far worse than this, this week was the shocking news that the Chateau wall has collapsed.
I can't say that we haven't had the odd day when the sun has come out, and it has been a welcome sight for both us and the animals. However, 'The Nuggets' were taking no chances the other day and decided to come inside anyway. Any opportunity they get to come in they will. They love making themselves comfortable on the rug away from the riff raff.