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

Learning through alpaca shows – even if you do your own

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! Alpaca shows can be a great place to learn what to notice, how to describe and what to give priority to. Lots to be seen and heard. Animals to be seen and lovely alpaca people to be met. Often they are available online if you are not able … Read more

Ways to thrive with your alpacas

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I offer you three things you can do to help you thrive. The good news is they will also help your alpacas. Find somewhere to sit. Be clear about what you want. Stay connected. {{signoff}}

Chirps, Honks, and Alpacas: A Winter Day on the Farm

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! Geese joined the alpacas in their field just before feeding time, which got a little complicated. A cold but dry frosty morning made for a lovely time standing with my female alpacas while they had breakfast. Unfortunately, the sun had not arrived at the spot I was standing, … Read more

Ten things that make alpacas different to other animals

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! You may have heard it said that alpacas are basically the same as sheep but with long legs and necks. I know why people say that but I think they are wrong. Listen in as I share some of the unique characteristics of these amazing animals. {{signoff}}

How to grow your herd of alpacas

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! There can be a strong driver towards growing your alpaca herd. But there is a comfortable limit which is determined by considering the amount of land you have, the amount of time you have and the amount of money you have. Slow deliberate growth to a maximum limit … Read more

It is always hard when you lose an old friend

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! Sadly, this week, we lost our herd matriarch, Millie. She has been mentioned on the podcast many times and has been with us for 15 years. Seeing her twice a day for that length of time is a lot of alpaca interaction. She had an amazing attitude and … Read more

Assumptions we make about alpacas may not be the full story

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I want to consider people’s assumptions about alpacas. There may be some truth, but it is not the full story. It is also not a definitive list. Let me know if you think there are other assumptions people make about alpacas. Alpacas spit – true … Read more