The diary does get filled up but do contact Steve if you would be interested in him giving a talk to your group.
If you are interested in seeing alpaca fleece, talking about its use and chatting to others with an interest in alpaca fibre then pop in for coffee and cakes during our open house event on Saturday 22nd November, 11am-3pm.
We will also have alpaca socks for sale – great idea for Christmas presents – and examples of wet felting. And of course the alpacas will be on hand…or at least in the field!
Steve & Sue Heatherington
We always have animals for sale but if you are thinking of buying your own alpacas we have an opportunity for you.
This coming Saturday (18th October) between 11am and 3pm we are having an alpaca sale day when you can come and talk about what is involved and see the stock we have available.
We have a range of pet males and potential stud males, plus breeding females, some with cria at foot, all in a range of colours and ages.
Let us know if you are planning to come so we can make sure we can cater for you properly.
She was the one who was on BBC1’s Vet 24/7 with the prolapse.
OK now but retired from the breeding list because of the likelihood of recurrence when pregnant. Shame because she is a good mum and desperate to have her own cria – when we take them over to the field Bankside, she snorts and gallops up hill as fast as she can to prance around where the boys can see her.
It obviously got too much at one point with the new cria arriving in the summer and one night she was chasing and biting one of them and not just a friendly nibble. Thought I might have to separate her off from all of the cria but thankfully she soon settled again. Something to watch for though.
She does do the friendly nibble of me – usually when she feels I am being slow getting food into a bucket she can access.
Yesterday was a first – when filling the water trough in the field, I was pouring the water in from a 20 litre container but steadily so it did not splash everywhere. She likes fresh water anyway but was fascinated by the water stream and kept sticking her nose in it and trying to drink from it as it was pouring in. She kept coming back time after time so it was clearly not accidental.
For those who were able to make the recent open day, it was great to see you.
I just wanted to remind you of our next event on 13th September, which is an alpaca discovery day.
It will be a fun and informative day and a great opportunity to learn about alpacas and how to keep them, as well as have more close up contact with them. Ideally suited for those who are thinking of owning their own alpacas, it is also aimed at those who just want to be around them for a day.
The cost is £25 and includes refreshments and lunch. It will run from 11am-3pm
To book your place, phone Steve on 07881 626634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org