Moss Carr Lodge Alpacas was established in 2008 and currently the herd numbers stand at 32. I was
looking for a change in lifestyle following a serious
riding accident and discovered alpacas! Now I have
a quality herd sourced from top breeders, produce
luxurious yarn for a wide range of uses, have my
own log cabin and my own rewarding business. I have been inspired to invest in alpacas and create my own cottage industry and willingly offer help and
advice to anyone who wishes to do the same.
Latest News Last Updated: 9th of January 2014:
The Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show on 16th October 2010 was a very enjoyable and successful day out. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and showing alpacas is so easy and laid back compared to the years when I was showing horses! My little chap, MCL Festival repeated the success he had at the Northumberland County Show in May by winning his Intermediate Class and then being awarded Champion White Male! Hopefully I will be taking him to the Futurity show in March which is something to look forward to during the winter months. On the 12th December I will be attending, for the first time, the Victorian Christmas Fair at Cusworth Hall with my alpacas and paca products. Am looking forward to it and it will get me in the festive spirit!
Now it's March and Spring is almost upon us! Daffodils and tree blossoms are everywhere. I love Spring and in
particular as the trees sprout leaves and the birds sing like mad. Life is gearing up to alpaca births and already my Gold Star is overdue ( she always is!). I think that with the harsh winter a lot of girls will be late this year.
I attended the British Alpaca Futurity on 11-12 March and what a splendid event is was! I took MCL Festival and his pal, Harry and although he wasnt placed he behaved impeccably. The standard of alpacas at the show was awesome and the atmosphere was terrific. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the seminars very informative. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed what was a very well organised and successful event. It is the Alpaca showpiece and anyone interested in alpacas should attend and be inspired!
At the Yorkshire Alpaca Group meeting in January I found myself volunteering to take over the reins of Show Organiser this year!! Having had a site visit to Thirsk Farmers Market on 22 March this year's Show will be held on 8 October at the Market. I am very excited and looking forward to organising the event which last year was a huge success. After a lifetime in horses I find showing alpacas such a refreshing and enjoyable change and hope lots of people will attend and bring their alpacas!?
January 8 2014. At the start of the New Year Moss Carr Lodge Alpacas has grown considerably since my last news update on AlpacaSeller. My herd numbers remain at around 30 huacayas and consist of 3 stud males, 3 young males, 3 wethers, 6 weanlings and 15 breeding females. I gained Full Planning Permission to live on my land in a log cabin in 2012 after 4 years on a Temporary Planning Permission. I have horses,dogs, ducks, chickens and ferrets as well as the alpacas which keeps me busy!This year I have 7 females pregnant and as usual am excited about new crias being born! This is the time of year when thoughts turn to which shows to enter and who to take?! For the past 3 years I have organised the Yorkshire Alpaca Show at Thirsk in October and thoroughly enjoy meeting breeders and public alike at what has become a very succesful event. Shows are the ideal time to see what's going on in the alpaca world and to catch up with friends so I advise everyone to go to at least one show this year and enjoy the atmosphere?? The BAS National Show has moved to a brand new venue for 2014 and will include Fancy Dress for alpacas for the very first time. This is the brainchild of Julia Smith, Secretary of the Yorkshire Alpaca Show and is hugely popular with alpaca folk particularly children so anyone who wishes to go to the National but is not sure about showing should enter the Fancy Dress and have some fun!