Month: June 2015

New arrival at Arkadia Alpacas

Friday 26th June – our first cria was born to Electra. Orpheus came into the world jet black, fit & healthy.    

If you go down to the woods today…

What we thought would be ‘a little bit of tidying up’ in the woodland became a quite extensive operation – removing an ancient pheasant pen made of twisted mesh half buried in the mud and numerous fallen trees (33 to be precise). At least… Continue Reading “If you go down to the woods today…”

The Great Wall of…

  “…200 bricks and 2000 words a day” —Winston Churchill to Stanley Baldwin, 1928 Agonising, back-breaking but very therapeutic and ultimately rewarding. For a change, I’m not talking about wrestling to capture and organise disparate words to form a novel, but piecing more than 13000… Continue Reading “The Great Wall of…”

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