No drama with a llama thanks to Walsoken woman

Pharaoh, champion stud at Lente Llamas in West Walton

Pharaoh, champion stud at Lente Llamas in West Walton - Credit: Archant

Want to feel calmer? Then cam-watch a llama thanks to an animal fan in Walsoken.

Zsa Zsa the llama at Lente Llamas at West Walton

Zsa Zsa the llama at Lente Llamas at West Walton - Credit: Archant

Tina of Faster Lente Llamas said never under estimate the power of llamas whose presence can help people feel more relaxed.

She aims to make it a base where people can visit in a public viewing area to sit and relax, read and enjoy the peace and down time away form the bustle of modern day life.

She has llama sales, a blog, stud services, training tips, adoption scheme, husbandry tips, photos, videos and llama-cams.

“Our mission is to create a calming atmosphere from stressful everyday lives - if you can’t be near llamas in real life, then watch and get to know them here,” she said.

As part of that she has now set up a webcam.

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She said: “In 2012, my husband, Chris (my then fiancé) and I were seeking our “forever home” for after our marriage.

“We happened upon a property in Suffolk that had outbuildings and two acres of paddocks.

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“We joked about how much it would cost to landscape and Chris joked that we should consider getting sheep to keep the grass down.

“I said no, not sheep - we should have llamas!

“The seed was sown and we bought our forever home in Walsoken a few months later and painstakingly got to work on the unkempt four acres of paddocks.

“In July 2013 we purchased four llamas - Zsa Zsa, Lila, Lucy and Lollipop.

“In August 2015 we acquired Pharaoh, a handsome 12 year old Champion Stud and we have mated Zsa Zsa and Lollpop with him.

“I have two part-time llama farmers who help with mucking out the llamas and when all of the cleaning is done we spend a little time working on training the llamas with standing still, being haltered, walking when haltered, touch training and grooming.

“It is my intention to take a couple of the girls to various shows in the UK this summer and beyond.”

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