With all of the chaos of a three ring circus somehow 23 residents and 8 guests ended up with clean teeth, trimmed toenails and a lot less fleece than they came with. The pop up shearing shed complete with big top may not win any architectural awards but has tonnes of functionality. All that for … Continue reading Don’t be fooled by the size of the marquee….
All creatures bad and tall….
After weeks of calm on the farm, within days of each other Alpacas and hens are back in the spotlight. Sophie our transgender hen ( or possibly was just a rooster all along) had taken to assaulting the guards. Sharon was spotted a couple of times fending off the squawking, wing flapping angry beak … Continue reading All creatures bad and tall….
It seems Spring has definitely sprung here at the farm and we feeling the full wrath of the angry black and white Army (or rather Air force!). We are not talking disappointed Collingwood supporters failing to make it to the end of September but rather dive bombing testosterone fueled magpies! One has taken up residence … Continue reading Under attack!!
Update on the new arrivals…..
Piper, Alex, Suzanne and Red all arrived as scheduled at the weekend along with a fifth. This extra inmate is of unknown sexual orientation so as a transgender ( at this stage anyway) it must surely be Sophia! ( ..... and a really big thank you to Rhonda and Steve for the hens.They are absolutely … Continue reading Update on the new arrivals…..
Chickens come home to roost
Modeled closely on MCC's Litchfeld facility the new SHU ( Special Hen Unit) is complete and ready for occupation. This minimum security facility is expecting inmates soon, the first four are due here at the weekend. Piper, Alex, Suzanne and Red will soon be taking up residency in the dorm. Eggs-citement is growing!!!
End of Summer dayz
Now that summer has past we look back on the last few months. Our 'pacas finally have their toenails clipped ready for the winter - something the whole family had to take part in - and enjoy! and the single ladies have been in the fine company of Milo and Denzil! . Also not to boast but we … Continue reading End of Summer dayz
5 in a bed….
Recently on our farm 3 more alpacas have been born. All 5 of the alpacas have been spotted forming their own support group while soaking up the glorious sunshine in Ballarat. Seems we were a bit quick in deciding the gender. Closer inspection has revealed that Lily is now a Lincoln and Zoe is now … Continue reading 5 in a bed….
To the manor born
Exciting times at Alpacacino farm recently, with the recent arrivals of three baby cria - unfortunately one of them did not make it, but the other two are doing well and we are looking forward to two more cria on the way in the next few weeks! Maybe they will be fantastic Christmas presents for … Continue reading To the manor born
The Future is Here!
The Australian Alpaca Association has a released a promotional video about the future of alpacas in Australia to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. It's a short video and has some insight into the alpaca farming industry - you can view the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quXELeJI7bc. It's good to know that our sustainable future is in the safe … Continue reading The Future is Here!
We're in business! Not only is Alpacacino farm your number one retailer of wholesale alpacas, we are now also producing chaff! Our setup involves an old 1930's chaff cutting machine (which still works!), and a 1960's stationary motor attached by belt. It feels a bit precarious but it works! Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/n9dkgfh. Production … Continue reading It’s Alive!