For Your Consideration


Alpaca Man.

A mini documentary about Joe Phelan, an ex-bank worker turned full-time Alpaca farmer in Wicklow.

Colin Brady writes:

In this mini-documentary we visit Joe as he introduces us to his alpacas Ted, Ted 2, Gene Simmons and Katiet to name a few. Joe names every alpaca and his first few were named after his own children. It turns out most people LOVE these weird and wonderful creatures.

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9 thoughts on “For Your Consideration

  1. italia'90

    Morning all the Larry’s out in Bray and other far off exoctic places.
    You’ve got photos hanging again on a few posts so far.
    On The Stig
    On The New College Green Deal
    On Loughshinny, Sure where would you get it
    and finally on anniversary, Scooby Doo.

    I see it’s not just editing and censoring you’re having consistency issues with, eh?

    1. Ian-O

      And then they put up this lovely story so just take in all that Alpaca goodness and exhale slowly!

      Now, don’t you feel better? I do!


  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    But what do they produce – meat, milk, fur?
    Looks like a glorified petting zoo to me as opposed to a working farm.

        1. Termagant

          You’d be looking at 1.5-2x the price of sheep’s wool, depending heavily on the colour, breed and what part of the alpaca it’s shorn from. There’s a lot more sheep in the world and they’re a lot more co-operative when it comes to shearing time so higher price is a given.

          1. Termagant

            In my life I have participated in the shearing of two alpacas. I only gave the second one a go because I thought the first one might have been insane.

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