Sunday, 26 February 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Barnacre Alpacas

Today is the 5th anniversary of the arrival of our first three alpacas, Duchess, Blossom and Willow our foundation herd.

Our old photos are on the desktop which is packed still so I don't have many photo's dating back 5 years at my fingertips, but this was taken the day the girls arrived, Duchess left, Blossom right and Willow at the back - somethings still haven't changed Willow is still always last even now we are up to 51 alpacas!

Sadly Duchess and her daughter Blossom are no longer with us but their legacy lives on in their progeny and in fact their progeny's progeny.  Duchess would have been a great great grandma now.

Our alpaca journey has been the best thing we ever did, it took a lot of courage and determination to get things off the ground and there has been joy and heartache along the way, but it has been worth every bit of it.  I just wish we'd done it sooner.

It has lead us to sell our home, build a farm, which is still in the process of being finished but the alpacas are very happy and settled here so another worthwhile milestone in our journey.

I've learnt how to knit, spin, weave and felt and Paul has learnt how to get his hands dirty, not something he likes to do, he has to wear gloves for everything!!

4 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Happy Anniversary!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday, and congratulations on coming so far. It took a lot of courage to put your faith in the Alpacas but you have reached your 5th birthday so that is proof you took the right step. Congratulations x

Rosemary said...

Many, many congratultions!!!

Miriam c said...

Happy Anniversary Debbie and Paul. It's always nice to read about your current exploits and knowing that life exists for Paul after NR even if he has to get his hands dirty! Look forward to future blogs and your 'growing' family! x