Monday, 8 February 2010

Black Monday

Amanda and I have had a lovely day today visiting our friend Kathryn at Nero Black Alpacas. After coffee we headed off to Corbridge for some serious alpaca chatter over a very nice lunch at The Angel. Amanda shares Kathryn's passion for all things black (including cats, dogs and vehicles in Kathryn's case). Personally I have fawns down as my favourites and browns a close second. However, we have just bought a share in a black boy (Anzac Viracocha Black Sabbath) so we should be seeing some black in the herd soon. After lunch we had a good look at some of the Nero Black herd. I spotted a fantastic little dark brown female cria (Galaxy). Surely she had no place in a black herd? Unfortunately Kathryn had seen the fleece quality and was not persuaded by any of my tactics to tempt her to sell! Kathryn is inspirational in what she is doing with her alpaca clothing range.......making me feel a little guilty for my lack of progress in that's on tomorrow's action list!

I have just set the Sky Plus to record Monty Don 20.00hrs Thursday on Channel 4. This weeks challenge is to help some new alpaca breeders with their business...should be interesting.


  1. Sounds like you've had a good day..Im hoping to remember to watch Dream Farm on Thursday !!...mind you, I bet I forget !...Im sure to now I've remembered now !....Jayne

  2. I know what you mean Jayne...Thursday is a long way off...lots if things to forget by then!