Today, we made our first sale! Robin, one of our older females, has been sold to a local couple with a small herd. Whilst we will miss her, we wish the new owners the best of luck with one of the mothers of our herd. Hopefully, she will make friends with the alpacas there - … Continue reading Our First Sale!
As most of our followers should have noted by this point, alpacas do not have opposable thumbs - and while this saves us from them unlocking their gates and running loose, it also means they can't operate nail scissors and leaves us to clip their nails. They don't love that. But it's done now. And … Continue reading Al-pedicure!
I'm sure many of our followers wonder what the farm is named after.. Some sort of fabled alpaca - gangster hybrid? An Italian Tommy-gun wielding camelid mobster? Who knows for sure? We'll just leave you this clue..
Our first batch of fresh, all-natural honey has been collected! After such a long wait, finally our investment in the bees has paid off. We are thinking of expanding so we get even more honey next harvest - we are already having this delicious honey on our breakfasts every morning so it might not last … Continue reading Honey!
Durham Lead – the area in which Alpacacino Farm lies – was the home of gold mining at the turn of last century. A number of mines followed the gold-rich “deep lead” which is an ancient river system, now covered by volcanic lava flows. Just a couple of kilometres from the farm, the historical site … Continue reading Alpacacino Farm is a gold mine!
After a bit of a struggle, our alpacas have been successfully separated into their breeding paddocks - hopefully, we'll have a new bunch of baby alpacas in about a year! We are also looking to sell some of our younger alpacas, such as Maggie, below; they're now old enough to move on and find new … Continue reading The Birds and the Bees
Time for some alpaca harircuts! Everyone knows that alpacas are the trendsetters of the camelid world, and this monday they're out to prove it. We're not going to be the ones holding the shears next week, thanks to the local shearer, so none of them should end up with a haircut like this; ...but we'll … Continue reading Shearing day approaches!
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Alpacacino Farm is a newly emerging boutique Alpaca breeding farm located in the picturesque locale of Durham Lead, south of Buninyong and close to the Mt Mercer main road. The alpacas have settled in now and we are selling wool now! See the posts below for more details! See you soon, Alpacacino Farm.