Stuart Ewing told the Leader how his family purchased the fields at Hallam Close, near Julian Bower, in November 2019 for a different business venture, but needed to keep the grass length down first.
Stuart said: “The quotes to cut the grass were so high and I was about to purchase a tractor and take the DIY option, when my wife, Melanie, woke up the next morning with the idea of llamas to keep the grass down!
“After the initial shock of this, I could see the ‘sense’ and so it all began!
“We initially purchased four llamas quickly followed by a further one female, and since then have had a new arrival, Chilli, whose name comes from father being Chester and mother Lilly.
“On the way home, in love with our llamas, our daughter Evie (14) set up a Facebook page to start llama trekking – with our approval – to share how amazing they are.”
Evie also set up a website and Facebook page for the new venture, which can be found at www.louthllamatrekking.co.uk and www.facebook.com/louthllamatrekking.
Stuart explained that groups such as Interskill, and a class of pupils from Scamblesby CE Primary School have visited the llamas and enjoyed their experience.
Stuart continued: “When Interskill visited and spent a few hours with the llamas, it melted our hearts seeing them interact and get so much enjoyment from the animals that we decided to offer free first visits (and half price thereafter) to people with learning difficulties and mental health problems that need carers to live their day-to-day lives.
“We have just submitted a planning application to East Lindsey District Council to erect a new building on site, which will include disabled access and facilities, as well as a classroom to ensure absolutely everyone can enjoy some llama love!
“The llamas are now a part of our family, and we cannot imagine being without them.”
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