• British Alpaca Society National Show

    We're just back from a busy week preparing for and attending the BAS national show which was right on our doorstep oin Slapton. It's been great meeting and working with all the volunteers who made the show possible and we've found alpaca people to be really helpful and willing to share their experiences. As with every interest people have opinions and it's nice to hear why people do what they do and the reasons behind it. And it's just lovely sharing our newfound love of alpacas with others.

    We didn't show any animals this time but took little Sooty and Sweep and baby Alice who left the farm for the first time. They behaved impeccably and I saw several people petting Alice through the pen as she is so cute! She didn't seem to mind one bit! We talked to lots of people and gave out flyers and told anyone who was local about our open afternoon scheduled for Saturday 25th May, weather permitting!

    We attended the gala dinner on the saturday evening and had great fun watching the entertainment. We watched dancing camels, scurry racing and an agility race between an alpaca, llama and horse - the alpaca won (but did get a little head start!). Rosie spent a busy Sunday afternoon learning to spin Limelight's fleece onto a spindle, and also took each of our alpacas into the ring to practise agility with them which they actually did surprisingly well, considering they have never done anything like it before! We had lots of friends and family visiting us on Sunday and it was great to have their support.

    We came home exhausted but so glad we went. And to finishe off a lovely weekend Amy has brought the cutest little bunnies home today to live at the farm as pets. They are called Thumper and Bramble and are soooo cute. They are really lovely to stroke and enjoyed exploring our lounge this evening!

    We have also reserved some piglets that should be ready to be collected next month! Will post a pic when I have one. And two of our three ducks have gone broody so I have bought some fertilised eggs for them to sit on and we'll see how we get on with that! We may have some duckings in a month's time!

    Loving our farm and all our animals! Just need a few extra hours a day and two more pairs of hands!

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