Walking with alpacas literally and metaphorically

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, walking with alpacas is a delight. Watch them move. Note the footfalls and the fluid motion. Watch them from many angles. It is a great reason to go spend time with your alpacas. We had some visitors to come talk alpaca fibre and fashion and … Read more

Food fleece and feathers

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I offer a quick valley update and some alpaca musings. Join me for breakfast with the girls. Check out the bird listening/recording/identifying app Merlin {{signoff}}

What is it like to live with alpacas?

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I muse on some of the realities we face when we choose to live with alpacas. I am not trying to put you off, well, only a little. But, I do want you to avoid having an unrealistic, romantic notion of what is will be … Read more

Arrivals that surprise

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! Spring continues to arrive including some new goslings that were not expected. It reminds me of some unexpected alpaca births we have had over the years. While you are sitting with your alpacas, maybe you can learn to identify the different grasses and add them to your personal … Read more

Alpacas have eyes that look back

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! Alpacas are such a delight to have in your life. I look at them and smile – and sometimes laugh. And then notice their eyes that look back. Hidden depths. I don’t think I expected to be caught as much as I have been. Spring advances and the … Read more

Spring makes me think of alpaca births

Sheltering from a Spring shower reminds me of alpaca births here on the farm. Feeding at both ends of the day, mending fences and watching the swallows. A good day. Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! {{signoff}}

Be even more alpaca

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! I have talked about being more alpaca before (episode 97 back in November 2020) I wanted to revisit it and found four areas that struck me as important as the moment. I hope they might inspire you to be more alpaca in your ‘normal life’ too. Peaceful Protective … Read more

Hats and alpacas revisited as spring arrives

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I share a lovely story about hats and her alpacas from a listener in France. Thanks for sharing with me and then letting me share it with everyone else. Spring continues to arrive – delightful. {{signoff}}

Do your alpacas notice when you wear a hat?

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! I have many hats and I wear most of them. The alpacas sometimes seem to take exception. Of course, the metaphorical hats we wear connect to roles and responsibilities. Listen in as I talk hats and alpacas. LINKS Tilley Hats Claire Whitehead – UKAlpacaVet Marty McGee-Bennett – Camelidynamics … Read more