This summer has been a busy one for us at Larch Green!

We’ve been lucky to have been kept busy with guests choosing to spend their summer holidays here. Recently we’ve welcomed guests from Canada and the USA who actually discovered us on Tik Tok! Laura was delighted to hear this as she had been having a go at creating some new content for our social media accounts. 

While we’ve been kept busy with the lodges, we’ve also been kept busy in our personal lives as there have been a few changes! Our daughter Linsay and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl to the family. Myself and John are delighted to have become grandparents for the first time and Laura a first time Auntie. 

Many of you who have stayed with us in the past will have met Linsay and our gorgeous herd of alpacas. Linsay works with and looks after the alpacas full time but has thankfully been able to enjoy some maternity time as other family members have stepped up to help. 

Laura has taken over the alpaca experiences during the week which she has really enjoyed! She still keeps on top of the ‘admin’ and ‘tech’ side of things for the lodges too as well as the cleaning and check outs when she can.

I’ve had help with cleaning from my sister and nieces too which I’m extremely grateful for. John has even been pulled away from grass cutting and outside maintenance briefly for some dusting and washing up! 

While our family increased by 1 this summer, our alpaca herd increased by 2!

We had 2 baby alpacas (known as cria) born on the farm as well. Our first cria ‘Mali’ was born in the field at the beginning of July and is coming on leaps and bounds. Many of our lodge guests have enjoyed seeing her run around doing laps of the field. Our second cria ‘Savannah’ was born unexpectedly during the early hours at the beginning of August. It’s very unusual for alpacas to give birth during the night so it was a complete surprise when Laura woke up for the 4am check to discover she had already been born! 

So lots of new arrivals for us at Larch Green this summer! Definitely one to remember.