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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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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

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Learning the Ropes

With any new experience, hobby or job, there's always a learning curve to overcome, some of course are much steeper than others! Becoming a parent for the first time was certainly the steepest learning curve I've ever experienced. I still remember the bewilderment of leaving the hospital with our tiny wrinkly newborn in her huge… Continue reading Learning the Ropes

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“Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow”

From an early age, I've held a love affair for the countryside and the animals in it.  At the age of four, I was trotting around on tiny ponies, by age eight I was certain that I would become a vet one day (I watched Animal Hospital, Vet School and Vets In Practice religiously.) By the time I got… Continue reading “Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow”