Thursday 29 June 2017

First Cria of 2017

Ninette is the first cria to be born on the farm this year.  Her Mum is Nina and this will probably be the last time we breed from her as she is coming up for ten years old.

Mother and cria seem to be doing well and luckily the weather is much kinder today than yesterday when we had torrential rain.

Saturday 17 June 2017

New Outlook for Alpacastuff

Although we are no longer breeding alpacas for sale, we still have a small herd of fourteen males and eleven females and several of them (the females!) are pregnant.  From time to time we may have alpacas available as we want to keep the herd numbers low.

We were thinking of closing down altogether but most of the jobs on the farm need doing whether or not we have animals and we could not imagine the fields with no alpacas.  Now we are running the enterprise as a hobby farm which pays for itself.   Even the hens have to pay for their own food by donating their eggs.  Only the dogs get a free ride!!

The sign at the farm gate shows OPEN or CLOSED.  We are closed all day on Sundays and Tuesdays and suggest that you phone in advance if you are coming specially on any other day.