Yes even somewhere as isolated as Durham Lead is starting to feel the bite of the "Great Australian Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020". Down to our last roll, we had to face the angry mob at Maxi Foods yesterday to grab 4 rolls - just in the nick of time! ( Im sure we all … Continue reading TP or not TP that is the question?..
That's what the Democrats would have you believe, but secretly we all know its red. I'm sure the hens can't be wrong. Certainly our four recent arrivals are probably likely to be Republicans judging by their neck feathers.! Of course this is our third go at grow-your-own eggs. The first chicken run ended as feather … Continue reading Isn’t Rhode Island blue?….
In the true spirit of Xmas we have now given the best summer present of all to the 'pacas at Alpcacino - a haircut!. In total we shaved, clipped and jabbed around 37 Alpacas including visitors from the neighborhood amassing over 70kg of fleece Next task on the list is to turn the raw fleece … Continue reading Shearing is caring.
I cant believe its been over 12 months since last posting. Maybe its because the magpies have not been around this year to remind me, maybe its because I am too preoccupied with life underground in the gold mine or maybe its that life goes past just to damn fast!. Whatever the case, the situation … Continue reading Has it really been over a year?!?!
Its almost to the very day that we last reported we were under attack from black and white aerial insurgents. Today their first act of hostilities across our territorial lines has taken place again. Diplomatic negotiations seem to be breaking down and I suspect they now have good intel from maybe someone on the "'inside" … Continue reading Aw crap… they’re back!
As Henry Lawson once alluded to, if anyone is going to talk with great confidence on a subject they have little knowledge of, its probably a Geologist! And in my case its no different, though this time this geological spieler is not pontificating about rocks and railways. Instead I have been waxing lyrical on the … Continue reading Spinning a good yarn…
Inspired to a recent trip to Las Vegas I have decided that cards could be in my future...or rather carding. The new fiber carding machine has turned up and after some minor modifications and adjustments appears to be working with great results!. Alpacacino can now produce picked, washed and carded fleeces ready to spin and … Continue reading Gambling on being a card player.
there is the original Alpacuccino!. thanks to the people at #alpacasofinstagram.
Well winter is around the corner and as the spotlight falls on the necessity of scarves and gloves, we at the farm are pleased to say we have donated a fine black Alpaca fleece to the crafty women at the Buninyong Probus Club to help them take on the international competition in the Creative Scarf … Continue reading Where there’s a wool there’s a way!…
Yes it true! A full on Brit of blue blood lineage has come to stay at the farm. Born to Sir Harry Fergusson in 1956 and from a strong working class background, this jewel of the British Empire has grown up to become one of England's most respected elite. She may be a little bit plain in her looks … Continue reading A royal Fergie comes to stay!