Thursday, 16 May 2013

Nottinghamshire County Show 11-12 May 2013

Well what a weekend. 
In the end we were the only herd to make it to the Nottinghamshire County Show  this year. 

We had checked out our pitch the week before & were amazed when we rolled up to the gates at 8 o'clock to see a row of caravans there. Luckily, as we do not take up too much room, there was a perfect space for us on the end where a tractor & trailer was parked. 'Just move the tractor & we'll set up', but the keys could not be found & it took an hour & a quarter to move it, so if we were looking a little frazzled & rushing to set up on Saturday morning, this is why!

After this little hiccup we had a wonderful weekend, talked about the alpacas & their amazing fleeces, had all our scarves etc on show & they sold well. Our spot next to the Yellow Gate was perfect & Magic, Swift, Blade, Wallace, Sparkle & Daley were very good.

The weather could have been a lot kinder, at one stage Martin was hanging on to the gazebo pole to stop it from flying away but we & the scarves remained dry :)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Nottinghamshire County Show

Getting ready for the Nottinghamshire County Show on Newark showground this weekend. There is not going to be an alpaca show but there are going to be 3 herds of alpacas. We are going to be one of them, taking Magic & Swift who are 11 months old & 10 month old Blade, Bruno, Wallace, Sparkle & Daley. 
The alpacas are in a different area this year & we will be next to the yellow gate near the forestry area. 
So come along & say hello.
JandJ Magic
JandJ Swift

JandJ Blade
JandJ Bruno

JandJ Wallace
JandJ Sparkle

JandJ Daley

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Spring Alpaca Fiesta

Last Saturday we got up at 4am for our journey to the Spring Alpaca Fiesta. We decided that we would take the black girls this time, McKenna who is an intermediate, Swift & Sparkle who are juniors. The black junior female class was so large it was split into 2, very unusual for black classes to be this large, so we were delighted that JandJ Swift came away with a 3rd rosette.
James in the ring with Swift
Swift with her rosette

Tuesday, 7 May 2013