Elaine Clarke  – 15 Feb 2021

15 February 2021     British Alpaca Society     BAS Board

Thanks to covid regulations my hair is as grey and dull as the weekend just passed! 🙈 Due to the heavy snowfall we abandoned the halter training this  weekend and instead, concentrated on our alpacas’ ‘top-knots’…Covid doesn’t affect our alpacas’ hair dos, just mine!

On the farm we have been lucky enough to finally get the builder in to start our new barn! We had strong winds throughout the week which slowed progress, but we will get there in the end! When asked “what is the purpose of this barn?”, I have a long list of answers: storage for a tractor and trailer; a new ‘weighing in room’ for alpacas (not humans); an area for bespoke mating pens; a shearing shed…the list goes on, it sounds like it will be a busy spot!!! 🤣

All in all, the best thing about snow days is the opportunity for me to work with yarn, guilt free. Thankfully we have some loyal outlets for our alpaca products and the arctic weather has given me the time to get some stock boxed up and ready for delivery.  I also couldn’t resist a different kind of artistic outlet when I had the chance…. do you think he deserves a first place?!?! 😉