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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.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Ice Cool Lad returns to Essex!

Having completed his "duties" here at Easter-Wood, Cambridge Ice Cool Lad was readied for his return to www.chase-end-alpacas.co.uk yesterday where he has a number of "appointments" with some of Joe and Ann's females. Joe arrived with us on Sunday and so we spent a lovely two days with him (sadly, Ann couldn't join us as she was keeping watch over an expectant mum). Shortly after he arrived, somewhat pertubed that his Sat Nav had led him in the wrong direction, we served up the tea and coffee and caught up with news from our friends in Essex. In the evening, after booking Joe into a local hotel where Gemma, our daughter works, we went and had a lovely meal at our local pub and chatted well into the night. The following morning, we conducted the Easter-Wood tour, taking in some "fleece rummaging" which was followed by some brunch before Joe hit the road again with Cambridge Ice Cool Lad. It was so nice to enjoy a relaxing weekend in such good company.

Sheila & Joe in the "boys" paddock

Today will be spent on ridding ourselves of some persistant weeds that the recent rain has encouraged and in particular, within the paddock that Cambridge Ice Cool Lad has just vacated! These weeds (not sure what they are actually called but they have doc leaves) have the longest "tap root" that I have ever seen and are very difficult to erradicate, so this will be a job for the garden spade....failing that, a mini digger!

Will be back soon.

4 comments:

  1. An alpaca chatter filled weekend I imagine!

    Well done for being so quick off the mark with your E P Lawbreaker mating... Supreme Champ and in house only at present...drat!

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  2. If the weeds are "docs" try a produce called Grazon, which will kill them as well as nettles and thistles, but leaves the grass alone. The only downside is you have to leave the field empty of stock for 7 days! You are supposed to use it in spring, but we found we got the best results in late summer/early autumn as the docs were dying down, they seemed to take the weed killer into their roots better. Constant topping also works, but it takes a little longer to take effect.
    Good luck with the weeds

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  3. Did you send some of those Dock things to us, couldn't you have sent us Ice Cool Lad instead?

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  4. Great advice Denise, thanks. I will try it.

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