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Hey Now…News from Beck Brow

Hey Now…News from Beck Brow

Only twelve days since my last blog (not too bad for me of late) but wow have we had some action and anxiety… The day began well on Thursday 30th of June with news from Lignum Alpacas…Lignum Moloko (one of our newly purchased Suri females) had delivered a beautiful fawn female, what a great start […]

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  12/07/2016   2 comments
Matings and Midwifery

Matings and Midwifery

After what seems like weeks of sunshine (when was the last time the weather was better in the far north than in the south of England) we have had heavy rain for most of the day. Thus having had enough of being soaked, I thought I would manage a quick blog catch up. I could […]

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  29/06/2016   No comments
All about the boys….

All about the boys….

I have been rather busy since my last blog and I am somewhat sleep deprived, but its all been rather exciting. Firstly the trip down to Heathrow Airport to collect the new studs went well, Ian and I did a few trips around the same roundabouts (blame it on the Sat Nav) but we arrived […]

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  12/06/2016   No comments
Cria Update….

Cria Update….

It’s a month since our first birth, and nearly as long since I have blogged. I think the delay in blogging is due to the wish to postpone our sad news (more on that later) but with lots of cria on the ground we have plenty to smile about… Regular readers of this blog will […]

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  01/06/2016   2 comments
Foxy Sox and Goldilox

Foxy Sox and Goldilox

Regular readers of our blog will know Beck Brow Foxy Sox well. She was bottle fed (because her mum rejected her)and I adore her…possibly more than any other alpaca on earth…Paul has tried to test me by asking me to choose between her and Explorer (I think we spend too much time on the farm- […]

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  04/05/2016   2 comments
Beck Brow get snuggled!

Beck Brow get snuggled!

It’s been a busy old time since my last blog. The weekend before last saw me drive down to Buckinghamshire to the Heart of England Fiesta, where I was apprentice judge to Nick Harrington-Smith at the two day show. I had a great time and learned so much. I drove home on the Monday with […]

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  27/04/2016   No comments
Lady Gaga and a Bad Romance!

Lady Gaga and a Bad Romance!

After all the rain, at last we have some blue skies, and how it cheers the soul. The alpacas have really enjoyed having the sun on their backs. Butterscotch took it one step further and decided to have a dip in the sand bath…which is currently a water bath. It apparently didn’t matter that she […]

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  11/04/2016   2 comments
Fleece, Camera, Action.

Fleece, Camera, Action.

It’s that time of the year, when like most alpaca breeders up and down the country, we start planning our matings for the spring and summer. With such important decisions, and with nearly a year to find out if we have made the right pairing, we need to be systematic. Thus, I make a list […]

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  31/03/2016   3 comments
Full On Alpaca!

Full On Alpaca!

It has been non-stop alpaca for the past two weeks – there was a risk that I might have had alpaca overload – but I am glad to say that I still haven’t reached alpaca saturation point…not even close! The last weekend in February saw me down at C-S Alpacas in Bucks for the BAS […]

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  14/03/2016   No comments
Alpacas…snow lovely!

Alpacas…snow lovely!

We woke up on Sunday morning to beautiful white paddocks…beautiful empty white paddocks…as there was not an alpaca to be seen. Everyone was tucked up in their barns and shelters, and by the lack of footprints, had been all night. With some gentle persuasion we were able to witness the weanlings first taste of snow… […]

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  20/01/2016   1 comment