5 reasons for keeping alpacas

steph and nia

Into Autumn in the UK you start to ask yourself, why are we keeping alpacas? I can think of lots of reasons – here are five.

A late alpaca arrival

olwyn and wenna late arrival

In the previous episode, I mentioned I was giving up on the last three potentially pregnant alpacas. Just to prove me wrong, Olwyn gave birth the following day! 

Can you be right every time?

cria enjoying the sun

It is not possible to always know the answer and the right thing to do. But this podcast can help you to lean in the right direction. Listen in for a catch up on life in the valley with the alpacas.

What does it mean

Catch up on the valley happenings and musings. A little bit of sad news and the change of season seems to be arriving.

Sitting about with the alpacas


Cria, like most babies, seem to turn up when they are ready. More waiting means more sitting around with the alpacas – which is quite a treat actually.

Talking Australian Alpacas

cria at Campo Verde Alpacas

Listen in as Steve and Rita talk alpacas, particularly how life with alpacas is developing having started with four and grown to 35! Be warned it could happen to you!

Sleeping like a baby… alpaca


The three alpaca priorities are to: eat well, sleep well and explore like mad, so you can make sense of the world and know how to live in it safely. Priorities we can all live by!

Lessons from the pandemic and weaning

at116 alpacas on a woodland path

What is it that we’ve learned from the pandemic with a Valley full of alpacas? Routine and rhythm help. Alpacas like their space and there is another day to come.