Thursday, 10 December 2009

Yorkshire Alpaca Show

In October we took 5 alpacas to the Yorkshire Alpaca Show in Thirsk. We had 3 alpacas who were just over 6 months old on the day of the event & had been weaned. Destiny - Mississippi's cria, Comet -Cosmic's cria & McKenzie - Paula's cria. They are all Van Dyck's cria & all black.

We have not showed alpacas so young before, ours are normally the oldest as they are born in April/May so we were unsure of how they would cope in the ring. We shouldn't have been, they were all very good, McKenzie stood perfectly still all the time as if she had been in the ring lots of times. Her reward was a lovely red 1st rosette & Destiny came second. Comet was next in the ring & he also was awarded a 1st rosette so we were very proud of them.

Our other 2 alpacas Lex & Fergus were in the same class Intermediate Brown males, they had been shorn quite late in the season as Fergus had been to Kenilworth Show, but they had managed to grow enough fleece to be entered. They came 3rd & 4th another very good result.

It was a lovely show, with it being later in the year we set off in the dark & came home in the dark.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Must try harder to blog

I've not had a lot of time to blog recently & have decided over the next week to bring my blog up to date with what has happened since August!

Affinity is growing into a beautiful alpaca.

In September we were invited to have a stall at the MX-5 National Rally at Mallory Park. It was a beautiful sunny day & from our stall we could see the cars wizzing around the track. It was amazing to see rows & rows of MX 5's.

The day after we were at Stamford, an altogether different day weather wise, no sun. We had been invited to the Stamford Dog Show which was a lovely large event on the Town Meadow. To this one we took 4 of our alpacas, Leo, Fergus, Kasper & Robin. Leo had been requested as often featured in the Stamford Living Magazine there is a King Charles Spaniel called Leo. We had a lovely day, lots of talking about the alpacas, there was lots to see, as well as the dogs & alpacas, there were reptiles & owls.