Monday, 29 January 2018

Educating Ted

   Sadly my lovely collie, Romie died of a stroke on my birthday in October.   She was only twelve and she had lived on the farm since she was an eight week old puppy.

In mid November Ted joined the pack.   He was twelve weeks old and has settled in very well.  He is destined to help Dolly herd the alpacas when needed and, I guess, he will eventually take over her job.  Not for a long time yet, I hope,  Will be posting some up to date pictures soon.

The weather has been wet for weeks and so life on the farm is hampered by mud and often high winds too.

Sales of our hand knitted hats, mittens and scarves are slow in January as everyone is recovering from Christmas but we are hoping to be selling again from February to April and are thinking of ways to promote the business in the summer months.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Life at Laurekl FarmAlpacas
Alpaca Hand Knits

We still have a small herd of alpacas mainly for their fleece, although we do have some breeding stock and pets for sale from time to time.

We sell online and we have a small shop on the farm where you can buy Alpaca socks, beanie hats, bobble hats, chullo hats, mittens, scarves, gloves and more.   We also sell Vetbed for dogs (not alpaca) which is very popular as bedding, boot liner for pets travelling and to line dog crates for puppies and elderly or sick dogs.

Phone 01460 220763 to arrange a visit and to confirm that the shop is open.   We are always pleased to see visitors.

Mike is battling with health problems at the moment but looking forward to better weather and renewed vitality in the spring.   It seems to have rained for weeks and all our gateways and sloping fields are subject to mud and holding water.