Category Archives: Alpacas

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Competition Entries

If you have bought the paperback version of Bloody Hell, What’s an Alpaca? you will have noticed there is a competition in the back. The prize is a week’s accommodation at the Olive Mill, plus £200 towards the cost of … Continue reading

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Thank You!

  Just about one month ago I launched my crowdfunding project to try and raise funds for a PR campaign that will help raise the profile of my book, and also the profile of alpacas as an alternative farming lifestyle. … Continue reading

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Shearing 2013

Last week was shearing week for the alpacas in Andalucia, Spain. Here at our farm our few alpacas were sheared on Wednesday. It is incredible to see the alpacas go from cute fluffy animals, to skinny little alien creatures, who … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding – Your chance to get involved!

Have you ever heard of Crowdfunding? I hadn’t until recently. Crowdfunding is a new idea, that gives you an opportunity to pitch an idea, so people can invest a little or a lot, and receive a reward based on the … Continue reading

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April Sales Drive!! Get that Cat!!

I have decided to have a sales drive for the month of April. The kindle version of Seriously Mum, Whats an Alpaca? has been hovering behind The Street Cat named Bob for a while now, and I am hoping that … Continue reading

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Stranded!

Our car, Frank, has been making a lot of noise recently. Sometimes, when we get to the top of the hill the noise is so loud, it feels like we might take off. I was under the impression that this … Continue reading

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24 Hours Off Grid in Andalucia

Alan Parks and Lorna Penfold live off grid, with only solar panels for electricity, so if the weather is a little cloudy for a few days the electricity is limited.  Here is a rundown of a fairly normal day, off … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year at the Olive Mill

Christmas is a difficult time of year here at the Olive Mill, there are grandkids and festivities going on back in the UK that we just can’t be part of, we have to be here for the animals. So normally … Continue reading

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Interview with Noemi Gambini in Italy

Good evening. It is very cold here. Is it cold there? yes, it’s very cold here in the Marche region, near Tuscany region! We will get going and I can go and light a fire  Why and how did you get … Continue reading

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Breeder Interview with Mark Steele of Patou Alpacas (UK)

Hi Mark, talk to me. Why and how did you get in to alpaca breeding? Good morning Alan, or Buenos Dias (or something like that) We got into alpaca breeding about 7 years ago. It was all Sue’s fault. We … Continue reading

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