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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Why Alpacas?

People ask me all time, Why Alpacas? I always think in the back of my mind, Why Not?
I thrive on working with animals, I thrive on working outdoors on the farm.
And you have to admit they are UNIQUE, curious, darling, funny, gentle, MAGICAL, SPIRITUAL, challenging and rewarding.

When I stand in the middle of my farm with visitors I tell them to listen. Listen to the silence or sometimes the sweet humming sound they make. I tell them to feel the atmosphere that permeates the farm. Sometimes I tell them to notice the smell or the lack there of, as far as livestock goes alpacas don’t have an overpowering nasty smell.

Have you ever noticed that it is hard to stay upset or sad around these wonderful, intuitive creatures. When I have been sad or devistated about something in my life, I can go out and sit quietly in one of the alpaca pens and before you know it a soft nose will brush my cheek or a tiny cria will start nibbling on the hem of my coat.

Sometimes it can be heartbreaking when you loose one but for the most part it is a wonderful life style.

I have had to learn many new things and make hard decisions owning alpacas. Many vets are not super knowledgeable about them, they are just different enough that you need to Empower yourself and learn everything you can. But even with all the challenges they are worth every minute of your time.

So honestly, Why Alpacas? I say Why Not??