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Workshop dates 2018

Yay, the workshop dates are here and each event will have its own flavour, not only in the food but in the landscape, the sight of the alpacas and of course, when the babies are born; their magical presence is fabulous soul food.  Don’t forget to bring your camera!

24th February – the days are lengthening and are usually cold and crisp, it is perfect weather for wearing those gorgeous alpaca knits.  The food will be warming and comforting – bit like the day itself!  The alpacas will spend a lot of the time in the afternoon right outside the window, eating hay and watching us knit, laugh and knit some more.  BOOK NOW




17th March – with the spring flowers, buds on the trees and the alpacas wearing 9 months of fleece, truly picturesque images of the farm available (unless it’s foggy or pouring with torrential rain of course); the day offers a mixture of foods to delight any palate.  BOOK NOW




21st April – this is the month when the farm bursts into colour with flowers, leaves and blossom and this is reflected in the food too.  The alpacas will be very fluffy and the mums to be starting to really show…  BOOK NOW




19th May – Last chance to see the alpacas in full fleece for this year with the beautiful backdrop of the willow trees, a walnut tree donning its new green leaves and you’ll be able to capture some truly lovely images, or they might just stare at you through the windows.  BOOK NOW


Alpacas seeing their reflection


16th June – Shearing will have occurred and the alpacas will look totally different.  A friend described them as wearing a bonnet whilst nude!  The potential mothers will definitely be observable and just willing you to feed them an apple.  Then again, like Dusty, they may just lay on the grass sunbathing and ignore us all.  BOOK NOW


Dusty Sunbathing.2


28th July – yes babies are due this month, maybe you’ll see one born? BOOK NOW




25th August – yes babies are due this month too; it’s also a month where I use a lot of diatomaceous earth which alpacas just love to roll in as Juno is demonstrating here. BOOK NOW


Having a roll


22nd September – cute cria, hopefully all successfully born by now, will be either really curious to meet you or they’ll be shyly hiding behind their mothers; they do like to play though and will probably sniff your hands before running away.  (Mayan wasn’t too impressed as you can see by her expression).  BOOK NOW




20th October – the trees with their autumnal colours, the alpacas getting fluffier, the babies playing all day and delicious warming foods from our fresh produce harvest; this is stuff to excite all your senses.  BOOK NOW


Hedgerow foraging for blackberries and elderberries


10th November – a cold and crisp temperature and a backdrop of autumn colours, fluffy cria with proud mothers, delicious hot food and warmth in everything on the day.





8th December – Don’t mention the ‘C’ word, then again ‘gift’ is an okay substitute, making things for other people is always good for the soul! Weatherwise, hmm, 10th December 2017 we had snow!  BOOK NOW

Hay, snow


Remember, if you’ve already started something and want help finishing it, or just for getting your knitting mojo back, please come along and we’ll help you.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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