Well...progress!  New stud male (Horatio) has arrived from the Scottish Borders. He is settling in well and its great to see a jet black alpaca on site ! Many thanks to Border Mill !
Lambing finished for the year and we have been lucky enough to get 10 lambs from the 6 Soay ewes this year. The one excitement has been having a light shaded ram lamb which is going to be kept as a full ram for the future (Casper!)
We have been hand shearing as many of the alpacas as possible and have collected many bags of fleece ready for processing or hand spinning. Its amazing what you can do with a pair of good scissors.
We don't seem to have had the awful wet weather that most of the UK has been suffering recently. In fact some rain would be nice to get the grass growing.