I have just managed to catch up with a few blogs, new houses, success at the futurity, success with planning permission (at last) and cria arriving already, to name but just a few.
In the Autumn we succeeded in getting our permanent planning permission so we have been working out our plans for the future.
However a quick update - I had hoped to put in some photos of our lovely alpacas - but - with the heavy dew last night they are far from white, definitely grey or black due to the amount of rolling and generally lazing around in this gorgeous summer like weather.
Just before Christmas we had a phone call to say that son Antony was to be airlifted to Birmingham Hospital following an accident, however he was home again for Christmas and quickly back at work.
Luckily his accident did not stop his big event of the year. Congratulations to Antony and Lucy as they embark on married life.
Needless to say Mr Toad had to be his usual self during the family photos
The Alpacas are looking very well, we have been injecting, body scoring, nail trimming and evaluating. We will shortly be adding some to our sales page but it is very difficult to decide who to part with.
We are pleased to say that following a whole herd test we are TB FREE, I would add that we have NEVER shown any signs of ill health amongst the alpacas but TB is widespread and we are very conscious that this dreadful disease needs to be stopped. Therefore we are confident that our animals are all in good health and buyers of our animals and users of our Stud animals can rest assured that all precautions are taken to ensure their continued good health.
Our yarn and garment stocks are now getting quite low so shearing is booked for May and once again we will be off to the mill with an assortment of quality fleeces.
Hopefully it won't be quite so long before I am back again!!