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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.

Monday, 6 December 2010

In the Bleak mid-Winter!

Having survived last weeks bitter weather and fairly light snow, we had a brief respite this weekend only to be hit with freezing fog and heavy frosts again. It seems however that northern counties have fared so much worse than we have so I guess we should be thankful for that but our thoughts go out for our northerly (and easterly) colleagues!

All of our pacas have been coming into the barn at night now and until the weather improves, we shall continue to spoil them despite the mammoth task of cleaning out the barn each morning! Here is a sample of pics I have taken over the last few days:

First snow of the year for us!

 Where is the grass?!!

 Crowding out the hay feeder!

 In the bleak mid-winter!!

The freezing fog is slowly lifting.

 The boys are not enjoying this!

 The boys look fawn in contrast with the snow!

I am off now to break the ice (again) on the troughs and replenish the water in the portable buckets in each of the paddocks. I will return soon.


  1. looks like an ice pick needs to be on all our Xmas lists for this year...carry on the good work!

  2. Lovely photos - those paddocks still look pristine! Have you been out chiseling up the poo in a blizzard?!

  3. But Jeff ?, tell us about a Canadian Log Cabin and a log burning stove...... Cosy eh!

    Rob n Les

  4. You are absolutely right Rob and Les! Canadian Log Cabin and log burning stove is the ultimate bliss in the winter...is it not?

  5. Some of that poo is well covered by the snow Rosemary!!