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Creation

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

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Growing

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

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Fibre of the Gods

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

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Fields of Gold

I always find myself humming to the tune of Sting's hauntingly romantic song in the summer. Walking through the fields of gold, watching the dust swirl around the combine. It doesn't necessarily need to be a barley field I'm walking through; wheat will do just fine, and is equally gold in colour at harvest time.… Continue reading Fields of Gold

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Busy Times

It's been several weeks since I last wrote on my blog; things have been busy! The perfectly dry weather in June meant that hay work on our farm was completed in record time. Unfortunately, due to a widespread drought in the UK, we will have to start feeding the alpacas the hay straight away because… Continue reading Busy Times