Kate Brookes – 7 July 2022

07 July 2022     British Alpaca Society     BAS Board

It always seems like everything alpaca seems to happen in the months of May and June. We now try to keep the diary as clear as possible in those months. The busy time kicks off with the start of birthing, then it’s time to start the matings, mid May is shearing time and June is time to make the hay. The last birth was about four weeks ago and yesterday was the last mating. Any female not pregnant now will have to wait until mid May next year to be mated. The hay is in and only cria shearing to go, once the shearer has finished his rounds of the adults still to be shorn.

Now is time to take a breath and pause the endless merry-go-round that seems to be my life, as I look out of the window at the active, growing cria. At some point I need to take a decision on which ones I will keep, but for now I’m just going to stop and take a few days to enjoy some peace and alpacas!. I’ve even managed to keep the diary reasonably clear for a few days. If you spot MAT in my diary you know it’s for My Alpaca Time.

Have you programmed in a bit of MAT, to pause and enjoy your alpacas?