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Something exciting in the post!

This week we have had a very exciting package arrive in the post.

A while ago we sent of some fleece to a mill to be spun, and last week we had the brilliant news that our fleece was up next! With only a handful of mills in England that specialize in alpaca fleece, they are in very high demand and their waiting lists are long. Luckily we had sent ours off at a good time of year so we didn’t have to wait so long.

We sent ours to the East Anglia Mill, where we had fantastic service from the lovely Emma and Chris, who not only gave us a tour round the mill when we dropped off our fleece, but also kept us completely up to date and sent us photos of our fleece as it went through every step of the spinning process.

A quick run down of the process:

  • The fleece is tumbled, washed, picked and treated. Then it is carded, and goes twice through the Gill machine to pull into stands.
  • The Spinning part of the process involves plying, which is twisting the threads together, and then put onto giant cones.
  • From there it then goes onto skeins which helps relax the fibres before going onto the final cones.

We were eagerly following along with every step and getting more and more excited as it got closer to the end.

So here we are today sitting with a nice pile of cones with our spun wool from our very own alpacas. It’s only been 4 years in the making!

While we sit and enjoy the view of our lovely wool, we are now planning some exciting things to come so watch this space!

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Looking forward to running our well being visits again!

So this morning we ran a trial visit to get us back in the swing of things before we officially open again in April, and it went really well!

It was such a lovely morning and we had fantastic weather for it too.
The alpacas did really well, and our visitors definitely took a shine to them, especially our gorgeous Toffee.
Our guests even went home with a few goodies purchased from our shop πŸ¦™

We are so excited now to open in April for our well-being visits and to keep bringing everyone as much joy as we did today! πŸ˜„πŸ¦™

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We are back!

Good morning everyone!

We are here with the fantastic news that we are back and so excited to be bringing you some brilliant new things for 2022!

Sign up to our email notifications and follow our social media pages for latest updates on things to come!

We are so excited to be back and to be bringing you lots of alpaca joy again πŸ₯³πŸ¦™

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Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„

A very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Meadow Field Alpacas πŸŽ„

It’s been a crazy up and down kind of year but we hope you can all make the most of this day and enjoy it!

Here’s the girls tucking into their Christmas lunch. Not quite roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings but they seemed happy anyway πŸ˜†

Merry Christmas πŸŽπŸŽ‰

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2021 calendars

Our 2021 calendars are officially available to buy πŸŽ‰

With 12 high quality photos of our herd and their beautiful surroundings, our A5 calendar is perfect to get you through 2021.

Our calendar even includes all the birthdays of our alpacas for a little extra detail!

AND Purchase our calendar before 30th of December and receive an exclusive 20% off voucher for any of our experience packages for 2021!

Head over and check them out now πŸ¦™

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Add something different this Christmas!

With Christmas just around the corner and the presents stacking up, why not add something a little different to the pile for an animal lover and buy them a visit to meet our alpacas!

AND we are giving you 10% off the price of any of our packages with our discount code β€˜GIFT10’.
With different packages available there’s something to suit everyone!

Give someone the gift of an experience this Christmas!

Head to our experience page to find out more 🎁 πŸ¦™