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Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Easter-Wood Alpaca Stud is a family-run, BAS-registered Alpaca breeding enterprise, located in the Royal County of Berkshire. Sheila and Jeff Easter set the company up in mid-2008 when they purchased their first 5 Elite Australian Alpacas.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

A mixed bag.....

It has been some days since I last blogged as it has been extremely hectic here at Easter-Wood for a while now and with the latest changes in the weather conditions, it has put even more challenges in place for us.

Quite honestly though, we have been blessed with good weather for the initial stages of the cabin assembly and now the shell is complete, it only leaves the inside to finish off and as the weather has turned somewhat wet, we are at least dry now!

This afternoon however, during my twice-daily feeding session for the alpacas, I was caught unexpectantly in the middle of an intense downpour. It not only completely soaked me right through but was so heavy it really spooked our young elites who were displying signs of fear as the rain and hail lashed down, turning their little paddock into an instant lake!! In stark contrast, Cambridge Ice Cool Lad, who occupies the paddock adjacent to the weanlings, simply sat down and chewed contently on his haylage.

At this point I decided to bring the poor things into the barn for the night where they would be dry, warm and out of the fearsome wind, hail and rain! Such is our British weather!!!

Yesterday, I learnt another trick that our farm cat had got up to................not content with stalking and eventually catching a mouse, she decided that her prey had to finish it's days by dumping it into the disinfectant foot bath sitting outside the barn!! Never seen that before!

We also have a very busy weekend approaching as the alpacas are scheduled for their 3 monthly toenail trimming exercise. Hope the weather is not too wet as they are so much more difficult to hold!

Signing off now but will be back soon.

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