You have arrived at the home of the Alpaca Tribe.
This is the place for people who connect with alpacas, so I guess that means you.
The Alpaca Tribe podcast shares conversations with people on their own alpaca journey, providing wisdom, insight and great stories about alpacas.
Part 2 of a review of episodes from the last 6 mths. Includes what you can do with the fleece and the most important equipment on your farm.
25 Episodes seem to require marking by a review of some of the best bits from our guests sharing about being captivated by alpacas and growing in confidence.
A trailer introducing the Alpaca Tribe podcast for all things alpaca. Discussion with guests on a wide range of topics relating to keeping alpacas, working with their fleece and providing alpaca services. If you have the alpaca gene you need to be part of the alpaca tribe. Need help or want to know more? This is your place for wisdom guidance and great stories on all things alpaca.
Having started with alpacas in 2001 in Washington State, Brian Schieber of Purely Alpaca is now based in California just outside San Diego and though he no longer keeps his own alpacas, he is heavily involved in supplying merchandise for alpaca farms to promote alpacas.
Alpacas have a way of watching you - almost a rude stare, certainly a critical gaze. If you let them they will teach you by their look and their behaviour. Spend time with them in alpaca school.
Running a Farm Open Day can be a great opportunity to share your alpacas with a wider audience. There are plenty of things to plan and prepare. Here Steve shares some of his thoughts on what to think about.
Barn envy is understandable but to be avoided. Though seeing other people's facilities can help you to identify what is both desirable and essential in your own barn, stable or field shelters.
What do you see when you look at an alpaca? You may see a pet, a fibre producer, an experience, a future champion or a friend. All are equally valid. Give them your attention and really look at them and you will be rewarded.
The aim of the Alpaca Tribe is confident and fulfilled owners of happy and healthy alpacas. In this episode, we consider what makes for a confident and fulfilled owner including 5 confidence builders.