December 5, 2015

A beautiful scarf arrived in the post today, a product of the Rumplestiltskin Project coordinated by Surico and Thistledown Alpacas and funded by the Ministry of Agriculture Sustainable Farming Fund. The project operated over the last few years investigating the unique...

November 7, 2015

Our shearer was a little late so I was off the hook this year as I had to do the kindie run. Can't say I minded in the least! So it was over to the shearer, his assistant, the other half and our neighbour. We generally have someone else of the male persuasion around to...

November 1, 2015

So the AB's got another World Cup title. Fantastic final and an amazing team. But time to move on to the start of our alpaca show season...

We were away for the National so just sent fleeces and got a Reserve Champion Medium/Dark fawn fleece with Romeo's first fleece....

September 6, 2015

Squeak, Jewel and QEII all headed off to pastures green. They are now grazing paddocks knee deep in lush green grass. They won't know themselves after our Winter.

A bit sad to see these girls go as they were always good for a bit of a nuzzle (read food-motivated). At...

August 29, 2015

As mentioned way back in October 2014 sorting the fleece was next on my list of things to do. It didn't happen. Setting up a new business, the start of a two hour a day school run and the new puppy are my excuses. Not bad either as excuses go. So it came down to who co...

August 26, 2015

Democracy in action...Todd called (MP for the Western Bay). Of course it was during witching hour when my three dogs and two children all run round the living room in circles jumping over furniture. I am not exaggerating. They do. Daily. At 5 pm. Don't yours?

Taking h...

August 24, 2015

Bit of a media storm in a tea cup about the Health & Safety Bill which has classified "Other Farming" as high risk meaning you need a person responsible for Health & Safety etc. Of course Other Farming includes alpaca farming. The Bill is still being discussed and I am...

August 16, 2015

Finally had a few days feeding out...IN THE SUNSHINE! Spring might be on its way. Famous Last Words. Whatever, the days are getting longer meaning my window for feeding out between school pick up, dinner, homework, bath and bed is getting a bit more realistic.

And we ha...

May 17, 2015

A few weeks ago I mentioned a few sick pacas. All turned out to have high worm counts and the worms have been dealt to. One was a lactating female so her milk was in short supply and her cria Twilight Sparkle started to lose weight. We've been topping her up for a week...

May 4, 2015

We had a blast! Perfect weather, huge crowds (for us anyway!) with just over 200 people through. The alpacas were a hit, people loved Pete's workshops ("most farmers don't speak!" was one comment after his first workshop lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes), kids got to feed...

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