I have always wanted to keep Alpacas. The more I read or hear about them, the more I like the sound of them. Alpacas are famously:
- Fearless protectors of other animals! They will take on even the cheekiest of foxes to keep poultry or lambs safe.
- Healthy! Alpacas do not suffer from the myriad of diseases and ailments that sheep can be prone too.
- Friendly! At the recent Smallholders Gathering in Kilkenny we led 3 Alpacas up and down the Parade in the Kilkenny through crowds of people and they happily paused to pose for photos.
- Expensive! Which is why I haven’t been able to justify keeping any, until now.
I recently went to collect 4 Alpaca from someone who no longer had the time to care for them. I’m really looking forward to welcoming these gorgeous creatures into the fold and training them so that I can take them on walks on the halter.