Hi! We're Brian and Angela. We are a couple with a 2 young children, who are living an adventure on a new farm in a new town. We're learning everyday about animals, farm maintenance, and juggling a hectic life.
We purchased our first alpaca while living in Philadelphia and have been living the Dream ever since.
Our mission at Morning Glori Farmette is to provide a family friendly atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed. Our hope is every guest leaves the farmette filled with joy that overflows into the rest of their day!
We have a heart for encouraging others to live their dreams and follow your passion. No matter how crazy it may seem to the rest of the world.
Morning Glori Farmette
let the adventure begin
Alpacas are one of six animals that are part of the camel family, known as Camelidae. Our herd's past generations can be traced back to their countries of origin; Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Alpacas are originally native to the Andes Mountain region of South America.
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Alpacas typically live 15-20 years. The oldest known alpaca is 27 years old.
Llamas are bigger than alpacas in both height and weight. Llamas have longer faces and larger ears. Llamas were bred as pack animals and alpacas were bred for high quality, luxury fiber.
Llamas are protectors and they are very alert animals. They are pack animals and workers. Alpacas, on the other hand, are timid and more relaxed. Although alpacas are also often alert, they are not used as guard animals like the llama.
The answer is very little. An alpaca’s bone structure is not designed for heavy loads. The alpaca’s cousin the llama is a pack animal and used in many countries for transportation of goods.
No, you cannot ride an alpaca. An alpaca’s bone structure is not designed for heavy loads. An alpaca also does not like to have things placed on his back.
Alpacas do spit, but they generally do not spit on humans. An alpaca will send a warning spit or a full-blown spit to another alpaca if it is feeling annoyed, threatened, or fighting for food. This is a sign of aggression or dominance.
Alpacas are docile creatures and do not to bite humans. They will express anger via spitting and use this as their method of communication.
Alpacas are sheared once a year. We shear in the month of May, as this is the optimal time to combat spring’s cold nights and summer’s hot days.
Many alpacas are fond of lettuce and apples. Most of our female alpacas will eat small carrots right from your hand. But overall our alpacas prefer their pellet supplements over any human treat.
An alpaca could live in a backyard if it had other alpacas and plenty of space. The backyard would need to have an acre dedicated to the alpacas to live, graze, and roam.
Alpacas commonly hum, but they make a number of other noises which include an alarm call, snorting, grunting, screaming, screeching, whistling, and orgling.