The Alpacas Have Moved – new grazing and knitting workshop location
There’s been a big change for the alpacas recently! If you have made the journey to Burwash Manor lately you may have noticed that the fields where the alpacas used to be are now empty. This is because they have moved! We have found new grazing in the lovely and picturesque village of Bourn only a short drive away. The grass is green and long and lush and the fences are wooden and permanent, saving me a lot of work moving the electric fence around!
The moving day started bright and early as we hoped to be finished by 1.00 p.m. As I was out of action with broken ribs, Kari-Helene, my friend, Jane and her daughter Sophie, completed the set of Fabulous Four.
I called the alpacas into their enclosure with the promise of apples.
Once all were shut in (munching happily), Jane carefully maneuvered the trailer into position by the gate. We separated the ten mums and babies to go first and took them to their new home. Then we came back for the rest. All went really well and although Havana pulled her leg and was limping for a couple of hours, she soon recovered enough to charge around the new fields. The alpacas are all loving the space and the green, green grass.
There are 26 acres to choose from here and over the past two weeks, a new tack room and feed store has been created next to the alpaca feeding area, all of which is under cover with lights for those darker evenings.
Because of the change of location, our next workshops are being held in the Malthouse at Manor Farm which is only a short drive from these lovely fields. We had our first workshop there on the 10th of September and it was a huge success. Some of our participants were returning for their second workshop and agreed the new location was really, really lovely!
The picture below was taken by Addy, one of the participants on the day and she has also written this wonderful post on her visit!
If you would like to come visit us and the alpacas in our new location we still have spaces left on our workshop on Sunday the 11th of December! We’d love to see you there!
Love from Tracy and the alpacas xxx