Archive for May, 2011

A Mountain at The Alpaca Place?!

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

When we excavated our new soakholes recently, we took the opportunity to create an artificial hill for our cria to play on. Those of you who are familiar with The Alpaca Place will know our farm is completely flat, so a hill creates interest and activity for our alpaca. They love it! The picture shows our beautiful grey cria, Sterling Silver showing off that he has pushed everyone else off!

New Products at The Alpaca Place

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Our products for sale section is now up and running with our first featured product being luxury alpaca throws. Keep an eye on this page, we will be adding many more products over the coming months as our on-farm store is being developed. Watch out for scarves in the near future – wonderful winter warmth that looks classy too.

Winter is here!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

After a delightful, long autumn, winter has finally arrived, with cold wind and rain. Yesterday we filled all the feeding stations with hay so our alpacas can help themselves whenever they are feeling cold and hungry. Our “feeding stations” are simply a shed in each paddock which will keep the hay dry. This means we can feed out  bale or two at at time, and cuts down on the time required to feed out each day. Some of our alpacas will also go in the sheds to keep out of wind and rain, so it serves a double purpose.