News from Sweet Home Alpaca

From the folk at Sweet Home Alpaca…

Sweet Home Alpaca reopened to the public on the 25 April after the directors temporarily closed the business to have their first baby. Baby Elis was born on 27 February and has already been welcomed by the alpacas, chickens and dogs.

On 26 April we had our first customers for an alpaca walking experience. The walks are proving to be a real hit, with lots of five-star reviews.

 

Alpaca Walking

There’s nothing like getting out into nature on your own two feet. And there’s no better company than an alpaca! So get involved and join us on one of our daily alpaca walks.

When you sign up to our alpaca walking experience you have the chance to meet our beautiful alpaca family in the flesh. You’ll get to know the dams (mums), the crias (babies) and the studs (boys). They’re inquisitive, good-natured beasts that are sure to make you laugh. Just like humans, they all have their own special personalities.

We’ll give you the lowdown on all things alpaca. Learn about the history of alpacas, their daily routines, and some fun facts about the animals. Once we’ve haltered the alpacas, it’s time to go and explore our stunning 22 acres of land. If you’re lucky, we’ll spot some other local wildlife too.

Need-to-know information:

Walks are £30 per person per alpaca. Want to share an alpaca? It’s £40 for two people to one alpaca.

Walks last approximately an hour and a half; however the visit is for 2 hours.

If you are a group of six or more, please contact us to see if we have availability.

Alpaca Meet and Greet

We continue to offer Alpaca Meet and Greets and these are proving to be a real success. You’ll get the chance to hang out with our alpacas and feed them yourselves. Meet and Greets are a perfect opportunity to learn about our animals, what food they like, where they sleep, and how we keep them happy and healthy. The cost is £12 per adult and £6 for children.

Camping

We currently have limited capacity for camping. The alpacas are not down the road, or in the next field, they’re right on your doorstep.

Enjoy getting up close and personal with nature, with oodles of room between you and anyone else on our picturesque and secluded campsite at a cost of £5 per person per night.

Other Business

Alex has built a beautiful log cabin for us to live in. The dogs, Monti and Flo, have settled well into their new home. Our puppy Flo loves to tease eight-year-old Monti by stealing his ball.

Our chickens were very happy to learn that the chicken lockdown (flockdown) due to avian flu has ended. They are back enjoying having free rein of the field and terrorising the alpacas by stealing their food.

Christmas was our busiest month with lots of people buying alpaca experience vouchers for their loved ones. You can order an Alpaca Walk or Meet and Greet through our website or Facebook page.

Sweet Home Alpaca has now sold all the alpaca fleece from last year. The next shearing date is 6 June. The fleece on their legs cannot be used for spinning, so instead of wasting it we have started selling the fleece as bird-nesting material at the farm.

The gardening season is upon us. Angela has been busy getting the plants and vegetables ready in preparation for selling them this summer.

The matings have been completed for this year and we are excited to be welcoming 19 alpaca babies (crias) in September.

All in all, it is a very busy and exciting time for us and we’re look forward to meeting lots of new guests this year.

Contact details:
Facebook
07367219738
@sweethomealpaca
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sweet-home-alpaca-975b991a4/

 

 

 

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