Episode 29 – choosing our alpacas


It can be difficult to choose the right animals and remember in a way you are buying the breeder too – at least their support and knowledge to help you as you start on an alpaca journey. Be hungry to learn and keep watching your new charges as they teach you.

Hermione; Nicola; Lalana; Juno and Scylla. We took a while to narrow down on our final selection but got there in the end and have had no regrets. If you are going through the process, take your time; engage your head; and then engage your heart. They are likely to be with you for a long time!

As summer progresses, take some time out to walk the paddocks looking for things that shouldn’t be there – in particular weeds and poisonous plants. Now is a great time to be digging up ragwort – at least in our neck of the woods. Catch them before they set seeds because you will not see them so clearly and one year’s seeds, seven year’s weeds.

I have a question for you – “What is your favourite thing about keeping alpacas?”

Let me know through the usual channels or even better try out the recording link above – you get to leave me a voicemail without using a phone! How cool is that? You can also leave me any comments or questions. Find a quiet place and hit the button. (Note this doesn’t work on iOS at the moment but there is an app you can download for your phone for older iOS versions but it does now work in the Safari browser on your phone)

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Have a great day!

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