Tuesday, 10 March 2009

BBC Countryfile comes to Barnacre Alpacas

What an exciting day we have had today, Rehannah Mian and Peter Taylor from the BBC have been here filming for their Countryfile programme.

I was up at the crack of dawn having hardly slept a wink, thinking about how the day would go and hoping everyone would behave themselves. They were here about nine armed with their camera and sound equipment. I was rather nervous initially but Rehannah and Peter put me at my ease and I was soon enjoying it.

We looked at the animals, talked about their care, fleece and individuality. We did a spot of halter training, bottle feeding and even little Eubank my foster lamb got in on the action.

It is the first time that alpacas have featured on Countryfile in its 20 year history, so quite an achievement for us. It will be on this Sunday's programme so don't miss it, 11am - I'll have the video set!!

I thought it was only fair seeing as I'd been on camera all day to turn the tables:-

3 comments:

janet said...

That is brilliant. Really looking forward to seing you and your animals on tv on sunday.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Debbie,
Looking forward to seeing you all on the telly....famous now...Hollywood...here we come !!...Jayne

Rob Rawlins said...

Well done folks, we're really looking forward to seeing that. We will be glued to the television on Sunday.

Rob and Les