Monday 31 August 2020

Time to leave :-(

 :(, I am not at Barnacre Alpacas anymore. I left this afternoon, but I did see the final mating of the year before I left.


Happy Birthday to my amazing auntie and I still don’t know how you can go out and do the feed round sun or rain or even snow, on your birthday, Christmas and everyday. I hope you had a lovely day. I made a cake for her yesterday too.


Also, I have done three alpaca movies which you will find on the alpaca movies part of the website when Uncle Paul puts them on.

I won’t be writing them as often anymore because I am going back to school next Monday so I will not have as much time. I will try and write one whenever I can. Faith. :(

Sunday 30 August 2020

What's broody ?

Hi, today we have done some matings and put Kamato and her baby out.

We did five matings, including with one of the new stud boys boys Indie Skye today which means that there could be about 70 babies next year, if they are all pregnant.  I'm sure that is more than there has been before!


We have a broody chicken too that keeps hiding the eggs, however they were naughty and I only got two today. They need to lay some more before the new cottage guests arrive on Tuesday.  I think Auntie Debbie might need some more chickens:-)

I will be back tomorrow with the final blog of my stay. Faith.

Saturday 29 August 2020

Busy little bee!

Hi, today we did a lot of things.

I fed Hughie, my favourite alpaca on the morning and evening feed round. He has been my favourite for as long as I can remember. He was actually the 2nd born alpaca at Barnacre Alpacas.

We have weighed and cut the toenails of the little girls. Holding one while my Auntie cut the toenails, like in the picture below I have never done before. I would not mind doing it again though.

I also have been putting the food in the troughs like you can see me doing for the girls below.

We had a meeting about a new project, look on the blog to find out what soon.

Another one tomorrow. Faith.

Friday 28 August 2020

Scared half to death!

Hi, today I was nearly scared to death by Aramist while on my way to give Endeavour his bottle, saw the deer from afar and done indoor jobs.

As indoor jobs I have finished weighing the wool and done some labels for knitwear that you can find in the shop on the Barnacre Alpacas website or in the shepherds hut if you are coming for a walk and talk.  I love my alpaca things, they are so soft and cosy. 

As I said I was nearly scared to death by Aramist because I was walking towards the shed to give Endeavour his bottle and I saw Aramist in the middle of jumping over the hurdles. Totally forgetting that I my phone in my pocket, I ran as fast as I have ever ran in my life back to the house to tell my Auntie. Only then did I remember that I could of just rang her.

I saw the deer out of the shed in the distance, sorry if the picture isn’t great.

I will write another tomorrow, bye.


Thursday 27 August 2020

Alpacas take great photos

Hi. Today we were joined on the morning feed round by the cottage guests, that is bound to make your stay here even more special. While on the feed round Ziyad seemed to eat my leggings, my coat and my fingers. He must of been hungry. I also got some great photos of him.


I have done Endeavours bottle and fed Ashling at breakfast, lunch and tea today, and I spotted that Auntie Debbie was watching me on the CCTV and posted the picture on Twitter, I'm not old enough for Twitter so only saw that when Grannie showed me.

I took some other great photos too, this one is Isla who has a metal plate in her leg, but unlike Pablo hers is ok to stay in.


I will do another tomorrow. Faith. 

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Only a short one!

Hi, today it has been wet again! Not all day though, luckily. Another walk n’ talk and an adoption visit. I have fed Ashling and got some great photos of me and Endeavour.

Somehow, I have managed to read a whole book today and a whole book yesterday and practised my knitting too. The books were not small either, I just could not put them down once I picked them up. One of the books that I read was about donkeys, I borrowed it of my Auntie, maybe that is why she got donkeys? I don’t understand how I could do this while doing the feed round and lots of other little jobs to help?

Every time I come up I always have the same job to check for eggs everyday. These eggs are put in the holiday cottages for guests to enjoy, these are amazing and I recommend staying in one.


I will be back tomorrow with another blog. Bye, Faith.

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Wet weather jobs

Hi, as it rained today so I helped with indoor jobs. I helped with some adoption packs and I have started weighing the wool that is used to create knitwear.

With the adoption packs I have helped by printing things of and laminating them too. Why don’t you by one as a present for someone or just treat yourself, you get some great photo's and the babies are soooo cute.


I have started to weigh the wool to make sure that we know what we have got and what we are running out of.  It's really good to see the animals fleece made into the wool.  I've got a head snug and cowl which are really warm and cosy for winter.

 I also fed Ashling her speedibeet at lunch, I also gave Endeavour his bottle today.


I will be back tomorrow with another blog about what else I do to help my Auntie and Uncle at  Barnacre Alpacas.


P.S. I nearly forgot, yesterday we had two escaped boys so we hade to catch them and put them back where they were supposed to be.

Monday 24 August 2020

The last baby

Hi, I have done Endeavours bottle again today and there has been another walk n’ talk and a baby was born.

Yes, the last baby of the year has been born. This is one of the livery girls though as the last Barnacre baby was born on the 20th. It was Daisy Jane’s baby and it was a girl, dad is Jasper (one of Barnacre Alpaca boys). I watched it to make sure it stood up and got a drink, this it did. It took a lot longer than I thought it would for it to stand up, because the only one I have seen before was up in about 10 to 15 minutes, I think?


I am enjoying writing the blog and I hope that you are enjoying reading it just as much, I am also really enjoying myself. If you want to see the alpacas in person why not book a walk n’ talk or stay in a cottage and get a £5 discount per person on a walk n’ talk. Also adopting an alpaca is a great gift for alpaca lovers or just people who are interested in alpacas. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching in Barnacre alpacas.


I will be back tomorrow with another blog about the amazing things that I get up to on the farm.

Bye, Faith