Author Archive: Barbara

Beck Brow Cria 2017

Beck Brow Cria 2017

It’s enough to make one write a blog…we have had two days without rain. Two days without dark skies. In fact we have had two days with bright sunlight two evenings in a row!! All a bit late for summer unfortunately. My feet have never seen a flip flop all year. The wellies have worn […]

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  27/10/2017   2 comments
Reflecting on the Summer and 2017 Cria

Reflecting on the Summer and 2017 Cria

I can’t believe it is 2 months since I last blogged. Summer is now over it seems (it kind of passed us by in Cumbria) and as we prepare for winter, we always reflect on this year’s drop of cria, especially on the health of both the dams and the babies. We have had 53 […]

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  02/10/2017   No comments
Our Shopping Trip to Australia and New Zealand

Our Shopping Trip to Australia and New Zealand

After lots of hard work over the summer, our long anticipated trip to Australia actually happened at the end of August. Our destination was not some fantastic beach resort but Bendigo (in winter!). Yes we went all that way just to attend the Australian National Alpaca Show. Four whole days of non-stop alpaca and non-stop […]

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  29/09/2017   No comments
No Jacket Required

No Jacket Required

To cria shear or not to cria shear 2015…. Against: We live ‘up north’… not just up north but in the north west…it rains…alot! We have some beautiful cria fleeces this year…what are we doing shearing off the best fleece they will ever have? For: So many of our cria fleeces are not fit for […]

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  02/08/2017   No comments
Beck Brow Sox and Roxs

Beck Brow Sox and Roxs

So far. So good…now that might be jinxing ourselves, but we have had a pretty easy birthing season so far. Okay we have had a c-section and a breech birth, but both were handled brilliantly by our vets, and both had a good outcome. We have had 40 born on farm so far, 21 owned […]

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  19/07/2017   No comments
Summer at Beck Brow Alpacas

Summer at Beck Brow Alpacas

Something hasn’t felt just right about the about the birthing season this year. I haven’t been able to quite put my finger on why this is. We have lots of beautiful cria, lots of females and lots of different colours. I was getting worried that I had become a bit jaded, after seeing so many […]

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  03/07/2017   No comments
Beck Brow Cheers Update and More…

Beck Brow Cheers Update and More…

It is now three weeks since we had our first cesarean section on farm, and Bottom’s Up continues to do well. She has adored her cria from birth and is such an attentive mother. Bottom will have her stitches out next week, and we will just have to hope that she has no on-going problems. […]

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  15/06/2017   2 comments
Cria and a C-Section at Beck Brow

Cria and a C-Section at Beck Brow

We have had an exciting start to the birthing season. Excitement and a bit of drama too. We had a long wait for an Huacaya friend for Beck Brow By Design (born 23rd March), but Dixie Chick obliged, at 352-days gestation, by delivering a lovely fawn female on the 21st of May. A straightforward birth […]

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  26/05/2017   No comments