Animals, Small Businesses, Uncategorized, Wool

Wool Festival 2016

So it has been over two weeks since we have attended the Wool Festival at Armley Mills, and we have so much to tell you! First of all the festival was a cracking success; we had so many visitors to the stall and they all wanted to know more about our adorable Alpacas, which I… Continue reading Wool Festival 2016

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Wellington: the bootiful one!

Wellington was one of the original four alpacas to join Treeside Alpacas back in 2005. He is cream/white with the most brilliant of topknots as can be seen in his photos below; he always seems to look down his nose at you, but thats just to see out from under his topknot! Before the alpacas… Continue reading Wellington: the bootiful one!

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Alpacas as Therapy

At Treeside Alpacas, we often find the end of a hard week can be best spent with the Alpacas. Walking them across our trek and spending time with them can be very therapeutic. In recent years, Alpacas have become part of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) which is where a trained animal can be used as part… Continue reading Alpacas as Therapy

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Winter Trek Dec 2015

Despite the wet and windy weather we have been experiencing in the UK, treks are still ongoing and this past weekend was no exception! Our visitors got wrapped up and stuck in to a very scenic trek around the farm. One alpaca was enjoying the wet weather far too much, and decided he would go… Continue reading Winter Trek Dec 2015

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Name that Camelid!

So here at Treeside, we often get asked the difference between Alpacas and Llamas, so we decided to give you a run down on the main ones. Both Alpacas and Llamas are Camelids from South America but differ in size, shape and produce; for example Alpacas are kept mainly as fibre producers with a fleece… Continue reading Name that Camelid!