Perfect weather here today to get out the paddling pool! Gertrude surprised us the most as she is normally so shy but couldn't resist the water! Added epsom salts and iodine to promote healthy skin and deter any mites! Tomorrow adding Lavender and t-tree oil =)
Had a great day with Janet and Julie who attended my workshop 'Spinning for beginners' in April. The weather was fine and dry so we were able to get up close and handle the alpacas. Explaining the differences between the huacaya alpaca ( teddy bear look with crimpy locks, most common) and the suri type ( with the long silky dreadlocks).
The day started with carding the fibre that i had prepared by washing, using both the hand carders and my drum carder. Followed by plenty of spinning practice and eventually plying the spun yarn to produce their first skein! Always such an achievement!
Hopefully inspired to continue =)
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HOLDING REGULAR WORKSHOPS HERE AT BIRD FARM. A LOVELY WAY TO RELAX AND LEARN A NEW SKILL. PLUS YOU TAKE HOME SOMETHING USEFUL. COURSES ARE SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS MAKING EITHER
COMING SOON ......CRAFT / RELAXATION DAY . COMBINING SKILLS WITH A FRIEND WE ARE OFFERING A DAY TO RELAX AT BIRD FARM. COME AND MAKE A WILLOW BIRD FEEDER AND RECEIVE A HALF HOUR TREATMENT OF REFLEXOLOGY OR REIKI. LUNCH, TEA/COFFEE INCLUDED. A TOTAL TREAT =)
CONTACT EMMA FOR MORE DETAILS : 01570 434600
TWO SPACES LEFT FOR THIS THURSDAYS WORKSHOP ( 2/3/17) TO MAKE A SQUARE BASKET, MESSAGE FOR DETAILS =)
ALPACA STARTER HERD…..
NEW YEAR NEW DREAM !
Bird Farm Alpacas is offering this lovely starter herd for sale. Consisting of …..
BANDIT ( 5 year old gelded male. Dark fawn) . A very friendly, halter trained, cheeky fella.
DAVINIA ( 10 years old breeding female , white) Beautiful gentle nature, amazingly soft fleece.
GINNIE ( 7 years old breeding female , sort after Snowmass genetics. Fawn) Confident, friendly girl.
BONNIE ( 5 years old breeding female, mid fawn)Top genetics. Gorgeous fleece and actually likes a stroke! Alpacas usually don’t!
£2000 for this ideal starter herd. All are great to handle, micro-chipped, fully vaccinated and wormed. Alpacas are great to keep, very inquisitive and calming to be around. They make great flock guards and are extremely gentle on the land. If you would like to know more please contact Emma or Rodney on 01570 434600/ 07815710618.
On going back up support provided.
****ALL SOLD NOW =) ****
WILLOW is our pet Springer Spaniel and this is her only litter and a one off for us. She has done a fabulous job of raising 5 healthy, thriving puppies.They are ready NOW! At 8 weeks it is time for them to make their new homes with their new families.
Spaniels enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle and in return they are loving and loyal, happiest with you. Our pups are being raised in our family home so they are well socialized and fun loving. With life on our alpaca smallholding the boys are used to being around other animals including our cat, hens and alpacas!
They are up to date with worming and de-fleaing. They have been Vet checked, micro-chipped and vaccinated. They are KC Registered.
We are asking £350 but the price IS negotiable for the right home =)
The birthing season is in full swing. With four gorgeous cria arriving safely so far and Willows great mothering skills raising five healthy pups! An amazing privilege to watch these young animals grow....
With plenty of sunshine and showers the veg garden is coming on a treat too ! Of course that means the weeds too, great to observe the alpacas eating the nettles that i had pulled out yesterday....detoxifying and nutritious! =)
A relaxed morning workshop making Willow Bird feeders in Gorsgoch s lovely village hall. I'm sure the local birds are happy with the end results !
Thanks for coming =)
You have arrived at Bird Farm Alpacas
A Family run business located in Lampeter, Ceredigion,Wales. We are able to offer high quality alpacas for sale with the rare and sought after "Snowmass" genetics. We are members of the British Alpaca Society and all of our alpacas are registered with them. We also provide an alpaca livery and husbandry advice service. Most of our alpaca fleeces are processed by us. Some of the yarn is for sale whilst the rest goes to produce beautiful hand knitted and woven products.