Alpacas are all-Wright
ALPACAS are cute and cuddly, have their own personality but spit green goo if aggravated.
For MarkWright, who has worked around a variety of animals during his lifetime, he was only too happy to learn to live with alpacas after meeting his future wife Trisha Pryor in 2012.
Trisha was hooked on the animals when she went to an auction in 2008 with parents Margaret and Steve Pryor, who have Yengarie Alpacas near Maryborough.
TheWrights have made their home atWoowoonga Hall Rd near Biggenden and couldn’t be happier.
The couple even exchanged their marriage vows on the property last April.
Trisha said they bought the block as the cost of land for its size was a telling factor.
“We had a vision where everything had to go and it’s worked out that way.
“It’s wonderful to stand at the back door and look over the farm.
“We are also close to my parents at Maryborough and my grandmother in Biggenden Hospital,” Trisha said.
Trisha said that as the house on the property had burnt down, they relocated.
“Renovating the house is still a work in progress.”
Before the alpacas were bought onto the property, the couple completed the fencing of the paddocks.
They named the property Rosemark, using Mark along with Trisha’s middle name.
The property was originally named Prickly Acres but the prickles have been removed and the Wrights have planted roses.
Trisha said the alpacas were shorn late September.
“I sell the raw fleece to the local spinners to turn into beautiful garments,” she said.
“The end product is light, softer and warmer than sheep fleece and has no barbs or lanoline.”
TheWrights’ herd is now nine but they would like to build it up to 20.
Stud male is Sambuca and the couple hopes for a girl in the next babies to be born.
They do have to sell the little boys so they have two looking for homes.
Buddy, their maremma, keeps a close eye on the herd and has been known to round up the frilly lizards to protect his herd.
TheWrights were pleased to receive a second ribbon for Kimberly at the recent Agro Trend.
DINNER TIME AT ROSEMARK: Trisha Wright feeds the alpacas at the Woowoonga Hall Rd property near Biggenden.
Trisha Wright says her alpacas are cute and cuddly.