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Alpacas and the future

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, we are thinking about the future and change and how we can prepare, or at least ask the right kind of questions. When change happens slowly we may not notice it as much but we will still experience the impact at some point. Climate change, …

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A successful shearing season

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, we talk about finishing the shearing for the whole herd. So welcome! Learning as always – about the alpacas, individually and collectively. Learning about ourselves. Confidence and clarity. Preparation and mindset. It all works in together. What does success look like to you? Moving target, …

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Time for an alpaca haircut

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, we talk shearing and give a valley update. I had forgotten how physical shearing is and am now suitably tired and we are only partway through! {{signoff}}

Things that surprise alpacas

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I explore some things I have found that surprise alpacas. Their curiosity normally intervenes but sometimes they do make a little jump first. It includes: sudden movements loud sounds unexpected objects things underfoot things being blown around Check out your local environment to reduce potential …

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Talking with my alpacas

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I want to explore how we can talk with our alpacas. I am sure we talk to them but do you know when they talk back? Our aim is to better understand what our alpacas need. If we listen (including watching) they will talk to …

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Change is here to stay

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I explore change, considering how we approach it and the difference between things we have no control over and things we can affect. World scale changes will affect us, maybe not today or even tomorrow, but soon. As always, I encourage you to go spend …

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Mistakes as learning opportunities

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I encourage us to be kind to ourselves and allow mistakes to be learning opportunities – but it is not easy. Listen in to a valley update and Amelia’s latest strangeness. Planning for a mini-series on growing older – both our alpacas and us! {{signoff}}

Life Lessons I have learnt from my alpacas

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! I have learnt many things while keeping alpacas – obviously about them but also about me. In this episode, I share three of those life lessons that transfer to ‘normal living’ not just alpacas. Patience Attention Loss and love What have you learnt from alpacas? {{signoff}}

Understanding traction and friction to be a better alpaca owner

Welcome to the podcast for alpaca people! In this episode, I give a valley update, talk about what spooked the girls and what we can do about it and consider how we move forward in our experience of keeping alpacas by increasing traction and reducing friction. {{d-research-links-list}} {{signoff}}