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 taught me a lot, including how to avoid being spat at. A clear leader of the herd, she will be missed, and the other girls are now going through the adjustment of grieving and accommodating to the new reality with the gap at the feeding buckets and in leading to the grazing. So glad to have known Millie.

There was a memorable incident when she got stuck in the mud and had to be rescued by the fire brigade. The pictures are on the website ( and this is the stuck in the mud episode if you want to enjoy it again.


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