Archive for August, 2011

On Farm Shop

Friday, August 5th, 2011

We’re gearing up to have an on-farm shop.  A transformation is taking place in our “dairy”: the cow bails have gone, today the plumber is re-routing the water supply so we have (at last!) got an outside tap. Next we’ll be resurfacing the concrete floor with a sealant and then putting in some stock display units, a coffee corner and, of course, items made with genuine alpaca fibre. As time goes by we plan to put in a ceiling and re-line the walls (insulated, of course with: ALPACA fibre). And then a splash of paint and some flash new doors and we’ll be complete!  For those who can’t make it in person to our farm,  remember we have a range of products at our on-line shop.

Show Season Coming Up!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

With less than 2 months to go before the Alpaca Association National Expo and Show, we are now seriously considering our options for this season’s show circuit. The numbers of alpacas we enter is limited by the size of our trailer so it may be that we leave behind some very nice show quality alpacas. This year, however, our entrants will largely be young alpaca which means a bit more room in the trailer! The trailer passed its annual Warrant of Fitness check today and its registration for the road for the coming year will be renewed shortly. The Expo will be quickly followed by other shows that we plan to compete at: Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu, Levin and Masterton. The shows, coupled with spring arrivals (new cria) means the next few months promise to be full-on for both of us.