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Having alpacas in your life 45
Episode 456th November 2019 • Alpaca Tribe • Steve Heatherington
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When you hear stories of great success and large scale alpaca enterprises, it can feel a bit intimidating but it shouldn't. We can lear from people like Joe Phelan of K2 alpacas and be inspired. We can also take on board that inspiration and still be content to be who we are and do what we feel comfortable doing. If you are keeping alpacas as a hobby for personal fulfillment that is absolutely fine - you should feel no pressure to make it into a business.

But if you want to generate some income from alpaca related things here a re a few ideas.

  1. Felted Christmas tree or house decorations - have some friends round for a felting party.
  2. Make a calendar from stunning photographs of your alpacas. Online or via local print shops.
  3. Alpaca Compost - great for your own garden and a potential small scale produce sale. You could even arrange to get paid in cucumbers or potatoes.
  4. Visitors - farm open days or regular visits to meet the alpacas. Walking with alpacas or walking among alpacas. Your choice, your scale, your level of commitment.

If you would like to join the Alpaca Tribe, visit the website to register your interest -

Tell me what kind of things you do or are planning to do to help meet the costs of keeping your alpacas by sending an email to or send me a voice message from or the website Alpaca Tribe Website

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