August Outing 2023 – Meet the Llamas

Following our tradition the August meeting was replaced by an evening outing. Melanie had organised a trip to ‘Meet the llamas’ at Hillview Farm in Bradley. The weather was kind to us in this unpredictable summer and about 20 members wandered across to the fairly dry paddocks where we had a lovely warm welcome from Richard and his assistant Jason.

Richard told us about how his ‘hobby’ began and gave us lots of fascinating information about his herd and how he links in to fellow llama breeders in America and enters his best llamas in virtual shows around the world. Richard clearly loves every single llama, and they love him too! Richard and Jason tune in to the different personalities, likes and dislikes of each individual llama.

We had the opportunity to feed them with long branches of their favourite leaves in the main paddocks, although some had more interest in the wing mirrors on the farm tractor! We all had the opportunity to take a llama on a short walk around the area before leaving for our evening meal. Some more members joined us at the Hanging Gate in Weaverham where we enjoyed a lovely sociable evening.

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