The crop harvest is in, the children have settled back into their school routines after the long break, and there is a chill in the morning air that only ever seems apparent in the transition of summer through to autumn. September is in full swing. Iowa with her newborn cria, Apollo I've never been a… Continue reading Transition
It seems rather surreal that we are in mid April already, with today being Inferno's due date. I think at this point I am definitely feeling more excited than I am anxious, although this is likely to change! Having had three children myself, I know what a slog pregnancy can be, but it is even… Continue reading Creation
It's been almost a year since we visited an alpaca breeder for the first time. We were complete novices at the start of 2018, not knowing a Huacaya from a Suri, or a Hembra from a Macho. It felt like a visit to Newmarket Races for the first time; picking the horses with the best… Continue reading Ethical. Sustainable. Natural.
It has been a while since I last wrote, but since I have two out of three children at home with illnesses (perfectly timed as always - a week before Christmas!) I thought I'd use the time to write an update. It's been a bit of a hectic time here, with life seeming to race… Continue reading Growing
The long balmy days of summer seem a distant memory as I write this on a rainy and grey Sunday in late September. The alpaca's fleece is growing quickly now, with a good couple of inches of growth, preparing them for the winter ahead. By the time we come round to shearing them in May/June,… Continue reading Fibre of the Gods