A journalist and photographer from The Cumberland News arrived this afternoon, as previously arranged. Having anticipated the 'what do you do with them...can you eat them?" comment; I had some knitwear, throws and yarn on display. However, they were one step ahead of me. "Do you know that some breeder from Brampton (in Cumbria) is selling alpaca meat at the farmers markets" was an opening line. I suggested that it must be a spoof and explained that no one was licensed to slaughter alpacas here...but they had already checked...and reported that that a slaughter house has been granted a licence. I cannot find out anymore imformation...I still feel that it can't be correct...but I am sure we will hear more, if this is the case.
The photographer got more than he bargained for...after being assurred that they would not bite, kick or spit...he was anticipating that getting the alpacas to look to camera might be a little difficult....not ours they love it...Minnie was actually chasing him trying to get in the photos...it was rather amusing.
Since having Max, Minnie has returned to her pre-pregnancy super friendly self: