Welcome To The Alpaca Experience
Due to popular demand and return of previous followers I am now currently booked up until September.
My husband Alan and I bought an old house with six acres of land in St.Michaels on Wyre in July 2006. This primarily was to accommodate my two horses. I have always dreamt of one day owning my own land and seeing my horses grazing through my window. I thought I couldn’t be happier with my two dogs and my equine friends until Alpacas came into my life.
I first read about these enchanting creatures in the Country Life’ magazine in March 2008, and immediately felt a yearning to get to know a little more about them. I heard about a little orphan ‘boy’ that was being bottle fed at Cockerham Alpacas, so I managed to arrange to go and meet these animals in the flesh. Michael and his wife Judith introduced me to their herd and I was smitten, to say the least. As for ‘Pepe’, I fed him and decided I had to have him, as well as his friend ‘Coco’, both being approximately two months old. They were the start of a wonderful, fulfilling relationship that has developed over the years.
Initially, I was quite happy with my two little boys until, in August of that year, I attended an Open Day at Sudell Alpacas. Wow! I just was so taken with all these beautiful animals and so I bought two more young little boys who were very special. Angela, their owner, advised me they needed a very special home as they were extremely nervous and timid and lacking in self confidence. Therefore, they needed a kind, patient home with someone who had the time to try and help them gain trust in people. I named them Badger and Casper, and my two little boys became four little boys.
I soon became so addicted to Alpacas that over the following few years I bought a few females and bred 'Cria' ( baby Alpacas ) and increased my beautiful herd to approximatley 25. However, due to health reasons in 2015 I decided to reduce my herd to a more manageable group and half my boys took new residence at an Animal therapy Centre in Clitheroe, ( FUTURES) where they helped people with Learning difficulties to become more inspired and increased their confidence. So now I just have 5 boys and 4 girls roaming with my three horses, Huggy Bear, Tommy Piglet and Ellie Puggles.