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A Day in the Life of an Alpaca Farmer: Behind the Scenes

A Day in the Life of an Alpaca Farmer: Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an alpaca farmer? These adorable creatures, with their big eyes and fluffy coats, are a joy to be around. Yet, diving into the world of alpaca farming extends far beyond their cuteness. Let's jump into a day in the life of Emily, who is here everyday helping us look after our alpaca family.


Morning Rituals

The day begins early for Emily. It starts with a morning check, where the she goes out to observe each alpaca, checking their health and well-being. She look for any signs of distress or sickness, and make sure all are accounted for. Then, the feeding process begins. Alpacas are typically fed a diet of grass and hay, supplemented with grains and minerals. Fresh water is also a must. This daily routine is vital to maintain the alpacas' health and happiness.

Alpaca Group in Barn

Daily Duties

Throughout the day, there are a myriad of tasks to be completed. These include the cleaning of barns and maintaining fences. Keeping the environment clean and safe is crucial to prevent diseases. You really do not know what the day may bring so Emily has to keep on her toes and see where the day may take her, especially when we have expectant mothers!

Pregnant Alpaca group in farm field
Emily and Lisa helping the expectant mothers

Evening Wind-Down

As the sun sets, Emily does another health check, ensuring every alpaca is comfortable and content. The day ends with a quick clean-up and making sure they have enough water to get through the night. It's a long day, but the love and care for these creatures make it all worthwhile.

(below: The alpacas had a great view of the northern lights in May)

Northern Lights from Alpaca Farm
The alpacas had a great view of the northern lights in May

The life of an alpaca farmer is rewarding yet demanding, filled with early mornings, busy days, and the constant responsibility of caring for these loving animals. It goes beyond just feeding and grooming; it's about creating a healthy and safe environment for the alpacas to thrive. It's about building a bond and understanding these incredible creatures on a deeper level. So, the next time you see an adorable alpaca, remember the hard work and dedication that goes into their care behind the scenes.

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