Promoting alpacas using merchandise, with Brian Schieber of Purely Alpaca and Choice Alpaca Products, California 36

By Alpaca Tribe / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

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.

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Episode 35 – The Critical Alpaca

By Alpaca Tribe / August 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

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.

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Episode 34 – Planning a Farm Open Day

By Alpaca Tribe / August 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

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.

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Episode 33 – time in the alpaca barn

By Alpaca Tribe / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

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.

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32 Seeing alpacas through your eyes

By Alpaca Tribe / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

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.

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Episode 31 Confident and Fulfilled Owners

By Alpaca Tribe / July 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

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.

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Episode 30 – Happy and Healthy Alpacas

By Alpaca Tribe / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

The overall aim of the Alpaca Tribe is confident and fulfilled owners of happy and healthy alpacas. In this episode, we look at what happy and healthy alpacas might mean.

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Episode 29 – choosing our alpacas

By Alpaca Tribe / July 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

We started with 5 pregnant females and this is how we got there – choosing our alpacas

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Episode 28 – Waiting for the expected – cria that is

By Alpaca Tribe / July 10, 2019 / 1 Comment

A shorter summer episode with cria birth stories. Waiting for the expected is a delight, though not without its surprises

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Episode 27 – Alpacas – a metaphor for life

By Alpaca Tribe / July 3, 2019 / 2 Comments

A summer light-read for you. Here are my musings on some things alpacas have taught me over the last 12 years.

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