CORONAVIRUS – ALPACA WALKS DEFERRED
Here at Spring Farm Alpacas we have to think of the safety of our guests and staff. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all alpaca walking for March, April and up to the 7th May 2020. We realise this will be very upsetting for anyone who has booked a walk over that period. However, we have to think safety first. We have noted advice from the Government and the British Alpaca Society in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.
We will be constantly monitoring the situation with regards to future walks. Those that have booked walks between lockdown in March and the 7th May have been sent a voucher mirroring their booking so they can rebook when “things get back to normal” subject to availability. Recipients will be pleased to hear that we don’t date our vouchers so as long as we are here – they are valid.
You may be concerned about the welfare of our walking alpacas but you can rest assured that we will continue to look after them all with the usual care and attention. We aim to use this time (without being able to offer walks) to good end. We have been halter training the 2019 born crias and are very pleased with the results. Both the baby girls and baby boys are doing really well. You never know, the walking team may see new entrants!
The weather has been just mad. At the outset of the pandemic we were up to our ankles in mud. Since March, we haven’t seen a drop of rain and the mud has turned to virtual concrete. Hopefully we will see some soon or the 2020 hay crop will be very thin!
We are now only a month away from our first births. We are expecting 22 baby alpacas and one baby llama between May and the end of July. So, its a very exciting time – we just hope you will soon be able to join us!
These are difficult times for us all but you can rest assured your health is paramount to us. We will keep the diary open for future bookings after the 7th May 2020 and keep you in touch of any changes. In the event of continuing restrictions after the 7th May, we will continue on the same basis and issue undated credit vouchers.
Vicki and Chris Agar, Spring Farm Alpacas and Alpaca Walking.